This study aimed to determine the prevalence of excess dopamine in relation to clinical symptoms and nuclear imaging in head and neck paraganglioma (PGL) patients. Thirty-six consecutive patients with head and neck PGLs, evaluated between 1993 and 2009, were included.
The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 94(8), 2841-2849 (2009-07-02)
Measurements of the 3-O-methylated metabolites of catecholamines [metanephrines (MNs)] in plasma or urine are recommended for diagnosis of pheochromocytoma. It is unclear whether these tests are susceptible to dietary influences. The aim of the study was to determine the short-term
The photoluminescence-following electron-transfer (PFET) technique, developed in our laboratory, is a sensitive chromatographic detection method for oxidizable analytes. Because the oxidations are homogeneous, the technique avoids the problem of electrode fouling. A liquid-phase oxidant reacts with the electrochemically active analytes
Journal of neuroscience research, 87(7), 1634-1644 (2008-12-31)
A higher prevalence and incidence of Parkinson's disease is observed in men, and beneficial motor effects of estrogens are observed in parkinsonian women. In rodents, an effect of estradiol on dopamine systems is documented, whereas much less is known in
The ability of l-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (l-DOPA), l-DOPA-methyl ester and their major metabolites, dopamine, dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC), homovanillic (HVA), 3-O-methyldopa and 3-methoxytyramine (3-MT) to bind to alpha(2) adrenergic and D1 and D2 dopamine receptors was assessed by radioligand binding to cloned human
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