Experientia

, Volume 42, Issue 11, pp 1242–1244

Dopamine in the visual cortex of the cat

  • T. A. Reader
  • L. F. Quesney
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DOI: 10.1007/BF01946404

Cite this article as:
Reader, T.A. & Quesney, L.F. Experientia (1986) 42: 1242. doi:10.1007/BF01946404

Summary

The endogenous content of noradrenaline (NA) and dopamine (DA) was determined by radioenzymatic assays in three different areas of the occipital (visual) cortex, in normal cats as well as in DA-deafferented animals. The use of HPLC methodology enabled us to detect and measure in addition two metabolites of DA: 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) and homovanillic acid (HVA), thus confirming the existence of a DA innervation in this cortical region.

Key words

Occipital cortexdopamineHVADOPACradioenzymatic assays

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. A. Reader
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. F. Quesney
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre de Recherche en Sciences Neurologiques, Département de PhysiologieUniversité de MontréalMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Montreal Neurological InstituteMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada