alexa Exposure to light accelerates the formation of dopamine from exogenous L-dopa in the rat retina.
Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Journal of Computer Science & Systems Biology

Author(s): Xu JA, Hadjiconstantinou M, Neff NH

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Abstract Dopaminergic neurons of retina are activated when rats are placed in a lighted environment. L-DOPA, the precursor of dopamine, was administered to rats that were housed either in the light or the dark. In the light more dopamine and its metabolite 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid were formed from L-DOPA when compared with animals given the same dose of L-DOPA, but kept in the dark. Our results suggest that the in vivo decarboxylation of DOPA may be modulated by neuronal activity in the rat retina.
This article was published in J Ocul Pharmacol and referenced in Journal of Computer Science & Systems Biology

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