Altered aminergic neurotransmission in the brain of organic cation transporter 3-deficient mice.

Organic cation transporters (OCTs) are carrier-type polyspecific permeases known to participate in low-affinity extraneuronal catecholamine uptake in peripheral tissues. OCT3 is the OCT subtype most represented in the brain, yet its implication in central aminergic neurotransmission in vivo had not been directly demonstrated. In a detailed… CONTINUE READING