Locomotor activation by theacrine, a purine alkaloid structurally similar to caffeine: Involvement of adenosine and dopamine receptors

@article{Feduccia2012LocomotorAB,
  title={Locomotor activation by theacrine, a purine alkaloid structurally similar to caffeine: Involvement of adenosine and dopamine receptors},
  author={Allison A. Feduccia and Yuanyuan Wang and Jeffrey A. Simms and Henry Yi and Rui Li and Leonard F. Bjeldanes and Chuang-xing Ye and Selena E Bartlett},
  journal={Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={102},
  pages={241-248}
}

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