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Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain's reward and pleasure centers. Dopamine also helps regulate movement and emotional responses, and it enables us not only to see rewards, but to take action to move toward them. Dopamine deficiency results in Parkinson's Disease, and people with low dopamine activity may be more prone to addiction. The presence of a certain kind of dopamine receptor is also associated with sensation-seeking people, more commonly known as "risk takers."
Dopamine is classified as a catecholamine (a class of molecules that serve as neurotransmitters and hormones). It is a monoamine (a compound containing nitrogen formed from ammonia by replacement of one or more of the hydrogen atoms by hydrocarbon radicals). Dopamine is a precursor (forerunner) of adrenaline and a closely related molecule, noradrenaline. Dopamine is formed by the decarboxylation (removal of a carboxyl group) from dopa. Dopa is used in the treatment of Parkinson disease. Parkinson disease is believed to be related to low levels of dopamine in certain parts of the brain. When dopa is taken by mouth, it crosses through the blood-brain barrier. Once it has crossed from the bloodstream into the brain, it is converted to dopamine. The resulting increase in dopamine concentrations in the brain is thought to improve nerve conduction and to assist in lessening the movement disorders in Parkinson disease.
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Conferences and Symposium
1. Barcelona GPCR Spring Conference 2014, 28 to 30 April 2014.
2. European Regional Committee Supports Scientific Meetings in Europe
3. Bordeaux Dopamine Symposium, 24 January 2014
4. Snowbird Symposium Fall 2014, October 24, 2014
Major Dopamine Societies
1. American Society of Anesthesiologists
2. Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior
3. National Organization for Rare Disorders
4. Society for Neuroscience
5. European Association of Nuclear Medicine Neuroimaging Committee
Major Dopamine related Companies
1. Jarchem Industries, Inc.
2. Synasia Fine Chemical
3. Amber Synthetics Amsyn
4. Norquay Technology Incorporated
5. Wilshire Chemical Co
6. Synasia Fine Chemical
7. Indofine Chemical Co.
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