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Research Article

The Neurotropic Parasite Toxoplasma Gondii Increases Dopamine Metabolism

  • Emese Prandovszky,

    Affiliation: Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

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  • Elizabeth Gaskell,

    Affiliation: Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

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  • Heather Martin,

    Affiliation: Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

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  • J. P. Dubey,

    Affiliation: Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory, USDA, ARS, ANRI, BARC-East, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Joanne P. Webster,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

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  • Glenn A. McConkey mail

    G.A.McConkey@Leeds.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

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  • Published: September 21, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0023866

About the Authors

Emese Prandovszky, Elizabeth Gaskell, Heather Martin, Glenn A. McConkey
Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
J. P. Dubey
Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory, USDA, ARS, ANRI, BARC-East, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America
Joanne P. Webster
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: G.A.McConkey@Leeds.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GAM EG EP. Performed the experiments: EG EP HM JPD. Analyzed the data: EP GAM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GAM JPD. Wrote the paper: GAM EP JPW JPD.