Dopamine type 2/3 receptor availability in the striatum and social status in human volunteers.


BACKGROUND Previous positron emission tomography (PET) imaging studies in nonhuman primates have shown that striatal dopamine type 2/3 (D(2/3)) receptors correlate with social hierarchy in monkeys and that dominant animals exhibit higher levels of D(2/3) receptor binding. The goal of the present study was to examine this phenomena in human subjects using… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2009.07.037