New Developments in Dopamine Research


Glen Hopkins (Editor)

Series: Neuroanatomy Research at the Leading Edge
BISAC: MED057000

Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter in human brain, and it is involved in many activities under physiological and pathological conditions of humans and mammals, especially in sports regulation, learning and memory, as well as drug addiction. Lack of dopamine can lead to a number of diseases such as schizophrenia, depression, and Parkinson’s Disease. Thus, the studies of dopamine are of great importance in many disciplines such as neurophysiology, clinical medicine, and the pharmaceutical sciences. In recent years, more and more researchers have focused on the detection of dopamine and many different types of testing methods have emerged. Chapter One in this book reviews different kinds of electrodes used in the detection of dopamine and the stability, selectivity, sensitivity of those electrodes. Chapter Two presents a discussion about the modulation of the dopamine synthesis and release in the retina by light, clock genes and melatonin. Chapter Three summarizes the most recent findings on the role of central D2, D3 and D4 receptors on erectile function and sexual behavior.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Electrochemical Detection of Dopamine using Carbon Nanomaterial based Electrodes
Hailin Cong, Bing Yu, Xiulan Zhang and Shujing Yang (College of Material Science and Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao, China, and others)

Chapter 2. Modulation of the Dopamine Synthesis and Release in the Retina: Light, Melatonin and Clock Genes
Lucia de Fatima Sobral Sampaio (Laboratory of Biochemistry of the Central Nervous System Development, Biological Sciences Institute, Federal University of Para, Belém, PA, Brazil)

Chapter 3. Dopamine, Erectile Function and Sexual Behavior: Last Discoveries and Possible Advances
Fabrizio Sanna, Maria Rosaria Melis and Antonio Argiolas (Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Neuroscience and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy)


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