Dopamine neuron systems in the brain: an update

  title={Dopamine neuron systems in the brain: an update},
  author={A. Bj{\"o}rklund and S. Dunnett},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
  • A. Björklund, S. Dunnett
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Neurosciences
  • The basic organization of the catecholamine-containing neuronal systems and their axonal projections in the brain was initially worked out using classical histofluorescence techniques during the 1960s and 1970s. The introduction of more versatile immunohistochemical methods, along with a range of highly sensitive tract-tracing techniques, has provided a progressively more detailed picture, making the dopamine system one of the best known, and most completely mapped, neurotransmitter systems in… CONTINUE READING
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