Analysis of vesicular monoamine transporter 2 polymorphisms in Parkinson’s disease

Generation of reactive oxygen species during dopamine (DA) oxidation could be one of the factors leading to the selective loss of nigral dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson's disease (PD). Vesicular monoamine transporter type 2 (VMAT2) proteins in nerve terminals uptake dopamine into synaptic vesicles, preventing its cytoplasmic accumulation and toxic damage… (More)