Sites of the neurotoxic action of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine in the macaque monkey include the ventral tegmental area and the locus coeruleus.

@article{Mitchell1985SitesOT,
  title={Sites of the neurotoxic action of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine in the macaque monkey include the ventral tegmental area and the locus coeruleus.},
  author={Ian John Mitchell and Alan J. Cross and Mike A Sambrook and Alan R. Crossman},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={1985},
  volume={61 1-2},
  pages={195-200}
}
1-Methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) produces a profound parkinsonian state when systemically administered in monkeys and man. Previous studies have shown MPTP to be toxic to only the dopamine (DA) cells in the substantia nigra pars compacta and not to other catecholamine (CA)-containing cells. The data presented here suggest that MPTP also has a specific neurotoxic effect on the DA-containing cells of the ventral tegmental area and the noradrenaline-containing cells of the locus… CONTINUE READING
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