Decreased dopamine transporter availability in male smokers -- a dual isotope SPECT study.

@article{Yang2008DecreasedDT,
  title={Decreased dopamine transporter availability in male smokers -- a dual isotope SPECT study.},
  author={Yen Kuang Yang and Wei Jen Yao and Tzung Lieh Yeh and I. Hui Lee and Po See Chen and Ru Band Lu and Nan Tsing Chiu},
  journal={Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={274-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Although the mesolimbic dopaminergic system has been shown to play a role in reinforcing tobacco smoking, results of imaging studies that examine the relationship between tobacco smoking and the central dopamine system remain discrepant. To delineate the role of tobacco addiction in central pre- and post-synaptic dopaminergic activities, we… CONTINUE READING