The dopamine D4 receptor: biochemical and signalling properties

  title={The dopamine D4 receptor: biochemical and signalling properties},
  author={Pieter Rondou and Guy Haegeman and Kathleen Van Craenenbroeck},
  journal={Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences},
Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter that regulates several key functions in the brain, such as motor output, motivation and reward, learning and memory, and endocrine regulation. Dopamine does not mediate fast synaptic transmission, but rather modulates it by triggering slow-acting effects through the activation of dopamine receptors, which belong to the G-protein-coupled receptor superfamily. Besides activating different effectors through G-protein coupling, dopamine receptors also… 

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