Cortical Area 9

We found the two receptors colocalized and quantified the overlap of their distribution in spines and axon terminals of prefrontal cortical area 9 in the Macaca mulatta monkey. These results indicate that dopamine activation of the two D1R subtypes does not modulate disparate populations of synapses onto dendritic spines in prefrontal cortical area 9; rather, dopamine can activate D1 and D5 receptors on the same spines, plus an additional group of spines that contains only D1.  

These results indicate that this neuronal subpopulation does not contribute to the smaller average size of neuronal somata in layer III of prefrontal cortical area 9 in schizophrenia or MDD.  

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