Spinal cord monoaminergic system response to age and cold-acclimatization in Muscovy duckling

The effect of age and cold acclimatization on the regional distribution of monoamines in duckling spinal cord was studied. In thermoneutral controls (TN), the high dopamine (DA) to norepinephrine (NE) ratios (0.25 at 4 weeks of age and 0.15 at 6 weeks of age) suggest the presence of specific (non precursor) dopaminergic pools in cervical spinal cord. DA… CONTINUE READING