Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Modifying the Internal Globus Pallidus (GPi) in Parkinson's Disease: Role of Glutamate in Restoration|
Charles K. Meshul
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||Biomedical Laboratory R&D
|| April 2017 -
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Following the loss of nigrostriatal dopamine (DA), there is increased activity of glutamate neurons within the subthalamic nucleus. These excitatory neurons project to the internal globus pallidus [GPi, or entopeduncular nucleus (EPN) in the rodent], which utilizes the inhibitory neurotransmitter, GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid). In Parkinson's disease (PD), deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the GPi results in improvement in motor function and provides symptomatic relief. However in a rodent PD mod...
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