Browsing by Author "Spyrakis, Francesca"
Human dopamine transporter: the first implementation of a combined in silico/in vitro approach revealing the substrate and inhibitor specificities Authors:Djikic, Teodora; Marti, Yasmina; Spyrakis, Francesca; Lau, Thorsten; Benedetti, Paolo; Davey, Gavin; Schloss, Patrick; Yelekçi, Kemal
Publisher and Date:(Taylor & Francis Inc, 2019)Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by the loss of dopamine-generating neurons in the substantia nigra and corpus striatum. Current treatments alleviate PD symptoms rather than exerting neuroprotective effect on dopaminergic neurons. New drugs targeting the dopaminergic neurons by specific uptake through the human dopamine transporter (hDAT) could represent a viable strategy for establishing selective neuroprotection. Molecules able to increase the bioactive amount of extracellular dopamine ...