VGLUT2 in dopamine neurons is required for psychostimulant-induced behavioral activation.

  title={VGLUT2 in dopamine neurons is required for psychostimulant-induced behavioral activation.},
  author={Carolina Birgner and Karin Nordenankar and Martin Lundblad and Jos{\'e} Alfredo Mendez and Casey Smith and Madeleine le Grev{\`e}s and Dagmar Galter and Lars Olson and Anders Fredriksson and L. C. Trudeau and Klas Kullander and {\AA}sa Wall{\'e}n-Mackenzie},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={107 1},
The "One neuron-one neurotransmitter" concept has been challenged frequently during the last three decades, and the coexistence of neurotransmitters in individual neurons is now regarded as a common phenomenon. The functional significance of neurotransmitter coexistence is, however, less well understood. Several studies have shown that a subpopulation of dopamine (DA) neurons in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) expresses the vesicular glutamate transporter 2 (VGLUT2) and has been suggested to… CONTINUE READING
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