Catecholamines and their receptors in blood: evidence for alterations in schizophrenia.

The simultaneous determination of serum catecholamine (CA) and their receptors in blood cells offers the possibility of evaluating disturbances of the dopamine (DA) and noradrenaline (NA) neuronal systems in man. High-affinity binding sites for 3H-yohimbine in platelets, 3H-DHA in granulocytes, and 3H-spiperone in lymphocytes from healthy control persons… (More)