Dopamine

- is prominent in midbrain neurons.

- is released from the hypothalamus and inhibits prolactin secretion.

-is metabolized by MAO and COMT.

- Dj receptors activate adenylate cyclase via a Gs protein.

- D2 receptors inhibit adenylate cyclase via a G, protein. -Parkinson's disease involves degeneration of dopaminergic neurons, which use the D2 receptors.

- Schizophrenia involves increased levels of D2 receptors.

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