Brainstem dopaminergic neurons project to monkey parietal cortex

David A. Lewis, John Morrison, Menek Goldstein

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In this study, retrograde transport of Fast blue was combined with tyrosine hydroxylase immunohistochemistry to reveal the presence of projections from both dopaminergic and non-dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra-ventral tegmental area to the parietal cortex of cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis). These findings confirm the results of previous studies demonstrating the existence of a dopaminergic innervation of monkey parietal cortex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 21 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • Cynomolgus monkey
  • Dopamine
  • Parietal cortex
  • Tyrosine hydroxylase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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