Dopamine: The Neuromodulator of Long-Term Synaptic Plasticity, Reward and Movement Control

Dopamine: The Neuromodulator of Long-Term Synaptic Plasticity, Reward and Movement Control
Cells. 2021 Mar 26;10(4):735. doi: 10.3390/cells10040735.ABSTRACTDopamine (DA) is a key neurotransmitter involved in multiple physiological functions including motor control, modulation of affective and emotional states, reward mechanisms, reinforcement of behavior, and selected higher cognitive functions. Dysfunction in dopaminergic transmission is recognized as a core alteration in several devastating neurological and psychiatric disorders, including Parkinson's disease (PD), schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, attention ... read more
Source: PubMedPublished on 2021-04-03By Luisa Speranza