Dopamine transporter density in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Lancet. 1999 Dec 18-25;354(9196):2132-3. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(99)04030-1.

Abstract

Dopamine transporter density was measured in vivo in six adult patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. We have shown a 70% increase in age-corrected dopamine transporter density in patients with attention hyperactivity disorder compared with healthy controls.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aging / metabolism
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / metabolism*
  • Brain / metabolism
  • Carrier Proteins / metabolism*
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Dopamine Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Membrane Glycoproteins*
  • Membrane Transport Proteins*
  • Middle Aged
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins*
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon

Substances

  • Carrier Proteins
  • Dopamine Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins
  • Membrane Glycoproteins
  • Membrane Transport Proteins
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins