Preventative effects of 1,3-dimethyl- and 1,3-dimethyl-N-propargyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline on MPTP-induced Parkinson's disease-like symptoms in mice.

1-Methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) is well known as an exogenous dopaminergic neurotoxin that induces Parkinson's disease-like symptoms. In addition, 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline (TIQ) derivatives have been investigated as endogenous MPTP mimetic compounds that structurally resemble selegiline, a commercially available drug for treating… CONTINUE READING