Intrastriatal Dopamine-rich Implants Reverse the Increase of Dopamine D2 Receptor mRNA Levels Caused by Lesion of the Nigrostriatal Pathway: A Quantitative In Situ Hybridization Study.

Changes in striatal dopamine D2 receptor mRNA levels provoked by unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine-induced lesion of the nigrostriatal dopamine pathway were studied by in situ hybridization. The influence of embryonic dopaminergic neurons implanted into the dopamine-depleted striatum on the lesion-induced changes was also examined. Changes in D2 mRNA levels were… CONTINUE READING