Novel insights in dopamine receptor physiology.

  title={Novel insights in dopamine receptor physiology.},
  author={Rosario Pivonello and Diego Ferone and Gaetano Lombardi and Annamaria Colao and Steven W. J. Lamberts and Leo J. Hofland},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  volume={156 Suppl 1},
The dopaminergic system has a pivotal role in the central nervous system but also plays important roles in the periphery, mainly in the endocrine system. Dopamine exerts its functions via five different receptors, named D(1)-D(5), belonging to the category of G protein coupled membrane receptors. Dopamine receptors are heterogeneously expressed in different cells, tissues and organs, where they stimulate or inhibit different functions, including neurotransmission and hormone synthesis and… CONTINUE READING