Age-related loss of olfactory sensitivity: association to dopamine transporter binding in putamen.

@article{Larsson2009AgerelatedLO,
  title={Age-related loss of olfactory sensitivity: association to dopamine transporter binding in putamen.},
  author={Maria Larsson and Lars Farde and Thomas Hummel and M. Witt and Nina Erixon Lindroth and Lars B{\"a}ckman},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2009},
  volume={161 2},
  pages={422-6}
}
The relationship between age-related reductions in the binding potential for the striatal dopamine transporter (DAT) and age-related deficits in olfactory sensitivity was examined in 12 subjects ranging from 36 to 82 years of age. Positron emission tomography (PET) and the radioligand [(11)C]beta-CIT-FE were used to determine DAT binding in two striatal regions, the caudate and the putamen. The results showed age-related losses of DAT binding from early to late adulthood of similar size for… CONTINUE READING