The agranular insular cortex: a site of unusually high dopamine utilisation.

  title={The agranular insular cortex: a site of unusually high dopamine utilisation.},
  author={Matthew W. Jones and Ian C. Kilpatrick and O. T. Phillipson},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  volume={72 3},
Dopamine (DA) utilisation (expressed as homovanillic acid:DA) was compared in the medial prefrontal cortex (FCx), the agranular insular cortex (AgCx), the caudate-putamen (medial, CPM and lateral, CPL divisions) and the nucleus accumbens (NAc). DA utilisation in these regions decreased in the order AgCx greater than FCx greater than CPM, CPL, NAc, whilst the concentration of DA decreased in the reverse order. Thus, although fewer DA neurones appear to innervate AgCx compared with FCx, the rate… CONTINUE READING


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