Biogenic amines distribution in the brain of nervous and normal pointer dogs. A genetic animal model of anxiety.


Nervous pointer dogs have been suggested as an animal model for pathological anxiety. In order to study possible disturbances in neurotransmitter functions in this animal model, we measured brain biogenic amines (norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin) and their metabolites in both nervous and normal dogs. Eight nervous and six normal dogs were… (More)