Aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase-immunoreactive structures in human midbrain, pons, and medulla.

@article{Kitahama2009AromaticLA,
  title={Aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase-immunoreactive structures in human midbrain, pons, and medulla.},
  author={Kunio Kitahama and Keiko Ikemoto and Anne Jouvet and Silvia Araneda and Ikuko Nagatsu and Brigitte Raynaud and Akiyoshi Nishimura and Katsuji Nishi and Shin-ichi Niwa},
  journal={Journal of chemical neuroanatomy},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={130-40}
}
The objective of the present study was to determine with precision the localization of neurons and fibers immunoreactive (ir) for aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC), the second-step enzyme responsible for conversion of L-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA) to dopamine (DA) and 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) to serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine: 5-HT) in the midbrain, pons, and medulla oblongata of the adult human brain. Intense AADC immunoreactivity was observed in a large number of presumptive 5… CONTINUE READING
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