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Lower dorsal putamen D2/3 receptor availability and amphetamine-induced dopamine release are related to poorer cognitive function in recently abstinent people who smoke and healthy controls

Authors: Frances Cheung, Katina C Calakos, Ralitza Gueorguieva, Ansel T Hillmer, Kelly P Cosgrove, Yasmin Zakiniaeiz

Journal: Nicotine & Tobacco Research

Year Published: 2024

Introduction: In the dopamine system, the mesolimbic pathway, including the dorsal striatum, underlies the reinforcing properties of tobacco smoking, and the mesocortical pathway, including the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC), is critical for cognitive functioning. Dysregulated dopamine […]

Neuroinflammation in World Trade Center responders at midlife: A pilot study using [ 18 F]-FEPPA PET imaging

Authors: Yael Deri, Sean A P Clouston, Christine DeLorenzo, John D Gardus 3rd, Elizabeth A Bartlett, Stephanie Santiago-Michels, Lev Bangiyev, William C Kreisl, Roman Kotov, Chuan Huang, Mark Slifstein, Ramin V Parsey, Benjamin J Luft

Journal: Brain Behavior & Immunity - Health

Year Published: 2021

Background: Neuroinflammation has long been theorized to arise from exposures to fine particulate matter and to be modulated when individuals experience chronic stress, both of which are also though to cause cognitive decline in part as […]

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