Dr Wei-Li Kuan
My primary research interest lies in the study of novel interactions between neurotransmitters in the basal ganglia in the context of locomotor and mood disorders. Currently I am working on whether the serotonergic system has a modulatory function on locomotor behaviours in the dopamine-deprived striatum.
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Kuan et al (2008), “The role of anxiety in the development of levodopa-induced dyskinesias in an animal model of Parkinson's disease and the effect of chronic treatment with the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor citalopram” Psychopharmacology 197 (2):279-93
Kuan et al (2007), “The importance of A9 dopaminergic neurons in mediating the functional benefits of fetal ventral mesencephalon transplants and levodopa-induced dyskinesias” Neurobiol Dis 25(3):594-608
Kuan et al (2006), “Increased capacity for axonal outgrowth using xenogenic tissue in vitro and in a rodent model of Parkinson's disease” Xenotransplantation 13(3):233-47