Both short- and long-acting D-1/D-2 dopamine agonists induce less dyskinesia than L-DOPA in the MPTP-lesioned common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus).

@article{Maratos2003BothSA,
  title={Both short- and long-acting D-1/D-2 dopamine agonists induce less dyskinesia than L-DOPA in the MPTP-lesioned common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus).},
  author={Eleni Chryssa Maratos and Michael John Jackson and Ronald K. B. Pearce and Carla Cannizzaro and P Feroz Jenner},
  journal={Experimental neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={179 1},
  pages={90-102}
}
The current concept of dyskinesia is that pulsatile stimulation of D-1 or D-2 receptors by L-DOPA or short-acting dopamine agonists is more likely to induce dyskinesia compared to long-acting drugs producing more continuous receptor stimulation. We now investigate the ability of two mixed D-1/D-2 agonists, namely pergolide (long-acting) and apomorphine (short-acting), to induce dyskinesia in drug-nai;ve MPTP-lesioned primates, compared to L-DOPA. Adult common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) were… CONTINUE READING