Characterization of Dopamine D-1 and D-2 Receptors

  • John Hyttel
  • Jørn Arnt
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 204)


DA receptors can be classified into two types, D-1 and D-2 (Kebabian and Calne, 1979). The D-1 receptors are coupled to a DA-dependent adenylate cyclase (AC) in a stimulatory manner, whereas D-2 receptors are independent of AC or coupled in an inhibitory manner (Stoof and Kebabian, 1982).


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  • John Hyttel
    • 1
  • Jørn Arnt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology and ToxicologyH. Lundbeck A/SCopenhagen-ValbyDenmark

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