Logo Medical Science Monitor

Call: +1.631.470.9640
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 02:00 pm EST

Contact Us

Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor

01 September 1998

Dopaminergic modulation of cognition in Parkinson's disease: the effects of apomorphine

Evzen Ruzicka, Farid El Massioui, Bernard Pillon, Bruno Dubois, Bernard Renault, Yves Agid

Med Sci Monit 1998; 4(5): CR786-796 :: ID: 501982


To ascertain whether variations in central dopaminergic transmission can differentially affect motor and cognitive processing, we studied the effects of apomorphine (APO) in 9 patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The UPDRS motor scores and auditory event-related potentials (ERPs) obtained in the 'odd-ball' (OB) and in the 'covert orientation of attention' (COA) tasks were studied in the 'off' and in the 'on' states following APO injection. Although APO injection improved the patients motor status, it induced a significant increase in latencies of the P2 and P3 ERP components in the OB task. In the COA task, right-hand reaction times (RTs) were markedly shortened during the 'on' state while left hand RTs remained unchanged. The contrasting effects of dopaminergic stimulation on motor performance and on some aspects of cognitive processing suggest the existence of complex interactions within pre- and postsynaptic brain dopamine receptors, and an intervention of segregated basal ganglia-prefrontal cortex loops in motor and cognitive behaviour.

Keywords: Apomorphine, covert orienting of attention, event-related potentials, Parkinson

Add Comment 0 Comments


01 July 2024 : Editorial  

Editorial: The Global Threats of Increasing Antimicrobial Resistance Require New Approaches to Drug Development, Including Molecular Antimicrobial Adjuvants

Dinah V. Parums

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.945583

Med Sci Monit 2024; 30:e945583


In Press

Clinical Research  

Reduced Radial Artery Occlusion in Transradial Cerebral Angiography: Key Predictive Factors and Preventive ...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.944297  


Database Analysis  

Enhanced Outcomes in Femoral Subtrochanteric Fractures Using Long INTERTAN Nails with Titanium Cable Cercla...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.944383  


Database Analysis  

Trends in HIV/AIDS-Related Mortality and the Impact of Antiretroviral Treatment Strategies in Lu'an City: A...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.944727  

Review article  

Optimizing Quality of Life in Kidney Transplant Recipients Through Structured Exercise: A Systematic Review...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.943617  

Most Viewed Current Articles

17 Jan 2024 : Review article   4,290,652

Vaccination Guidelines for Pregnant Women: Addressing COVID-19 and the Omicron Variant

DOI :10.12659/MSM.942799

Med Sci Monit 2024; 30:e942799


14 Dec 2022 : Clinical Research   1,595,389

Prevalence and Variability of Allergen-Specific Immunoglobulin E in Patients with Elevated Tryptase Levels

DOI :10.12659/MSM.937990

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e937990


16 May 2023 : Clinical Research   691,055

Electrophysiological Testing for an Auditory Processing Disorder and Reading Performance in 54 School Stude...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.940387

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e940387


01 Jan 2022 : Editorial   50,864

Editorial: Current Status of Oral Antiviral Drug Treatments for SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Non-Hospitalized Pa...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.935952

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e935952


Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750
Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750