Neurotransmitter Changes in Human Brain During Ageing

  • Oleh Hornykiewicz
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 9)


Neurotransmitter studies in human brain are almost exclusively performed with tissue obtained at autopsy. The validity of studies using postmortem material is limited by many factors, both “extrinsic” and “intrinsic”, some of which are listed in Table 1 (cf. also Perry and Perry, 1983).


Tyrosine Hydroxylase Monoamine Oxidase Ergot Alkaloid Glutamate Decarboxylase Dopa Decarboxylase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oleh Hornykiewicz
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  1. 1.Institute of Biochemical PharmacologyUniversity of ViennaAustria

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