Neuropeptides, Dopamine and Their Interactions in Neuroscience (2nd Edition)

A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059). This special issue belongs to the section "Neurobiology and Clinical Neuroscience".

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Dear Colleagues,

Dopamine, as a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator, plays a crucial role in many functions within the central nervous system, such as motor behavior, motivation, reinforcement, learning and memory processes, influencing multiple neural pathways, and modulating synaptic plasticity. A dysfunction of mesencephalic dopaminergic systems, in addition to normal functions, can be observed in several neurological and psychiatric disorders. Moreover, dozens of neuropeptides are found in the central nervous system, such as substance P, neurotensin, oxytocin, and enkephalin. An accumulating body of evidence demonstrates their involvement in similar brain processes, such as dopamine. This raises the question of why such apparent redundancy is found in the brain. The answer may be found in the complex interaction between the neuropeptide and dopamine systems. In this Special Issue, we strive to unravel how dopamine and neuropeptides influence each other on various levels in the brain, mainly within the basal ganglia and the related areas, resulting in behavioral changes.

Dr. László Péczely
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Keywords

  • dopamine
  • neuropeptides
  • psychiatric disorders
  • neurologic disorders
  • basal ganglia
  • behavior
  • learning and memory

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