Dopamine-sensitive adenylate cyclase occurs in a region of substantia nigra containing dopaminergic dendrites

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Science  20 Aug 1976:
Vol. 193, Issue 4254, pp. 683-685
DOI: 10.1126/science.181842


The zona reticulata, the subdivision of the substantia nigra containing dendrites of the dopaminergic nigro-neostriatal neurons, contains dopamine-sensitive adenylate cyclase activity. This nigral dopamine receptor is similar to the striatal dopamine receptor. These and previous data suggest a physiological role (or roles) for dopamine in the substantia nigra.