Glutamate is a cotransmitter in ventral midbrain dopamine neurons.


Interactions between apparently separate dopaminergic and glutamatergic pathways figure prominently in the pathophysiology of Parkinson's Disease. So it is surprising that the ventral midbrain dopamine neurons, which give rise to the dopaminergic pathway, may themselves also be glutamatergic. We have addressed this idea in both rat and monkey brain and… (More)


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