Lentiviral overexpression of GRK6 alleviates L-dopa-induced dyskinesia in experimental Parkinson's disease.

@article{Ahmed2010LentiviralOO,
  title={Lentiviral overexpression of GRK6 alleviates L-dopa-induced dyskinesia in experimental Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Mohamed Rafiuddin Ahmed and Amandine Berthet and Evgeny Bychkov and Gr{\'e}gory Porras and Qin Li and Bernard H Bioulac and Yonatan T. Carl and Bertrand Bloch and Seunghyi Kook and Incarnation Aubert and Sandra Dovero and Evelyne Doudnikoff and Vsevolod V. Gurevich and Eugenia V Gurevich and Erwan B{\'e}zard},
  journal={Science translational medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={2 28},
  pages={28ra28}
}
Parkinson's disease is caused primarily by degeneration of brain dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra and the consequent deficit of dopamine in the striatum. Dopamine replacement therapy with the dopamine precursor l-dopa is the mainstay of current treatment. After several years, however, the patients develop l-dopa-induced dyskinesia, or abnormal involuntary movements, thought to be due to excessive signaling via dopamine receptors. G protein-coupled receptor kinases (GRKs) control… CONTINUE READING

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