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Research Article

PET Analysis of Dopaminergic Neurodegeneration in Relation to Immobility in the MPTP-Treated Common Marmoset, a Model for Parkinson’s Disease

  • Kiyoshi Ando mail,

    ando@ciea.or.jp

    Affiliation: Central Institute for Experimental Animals, Kawasakiku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Shigeru Obayashi,

    Affiliation: Rehabilitation Center, Nippon Medical School, Chiba Hokusoh Hospital, Insei, Chiba, Japan

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  • Yuji Nagai,

    Affiliation: Molecular Imaging Center, The National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Inageku, Chiba, Japan

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  • Arata Oh-Nishi,

    Affiliation: Molecular Imaging Center, The National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Inageku, Chiba, Japan

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  • Takafumi Minamimoto,

    Affiliation: Molecular Imaging Center, The National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Inageku, Chiba, Japan

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  • Makoto Higuchi,

    Affiliation: Molecular Imaging Center, The National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Inageku, Chiba, Japan

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  • Takashi Inoue,

    Affiliation: Central Institute for Experimental Animals, Kawasakiku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Toshio Itoh,

    Affiliation: Central Institute for Experimental Animals, Kawasakiku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Tetsuya Suhara

    Affiliation: Molecular Imaging Center, The National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Inageku, Chiba, Japan

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  • Published: October 08, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046371

About the Authors

Kiyoshi Ando, Takashi Inoue, Toshio Itoh
Central Institute for Experimental Animals, Kawasakiku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Shigeru Obayashi
Rehabilitation Center, Nippon Medical School, Chiba Hokusoh Hospital, Insei, Chiba, Japan
Yuji Nagai, Arata Oh-Nishi, Takafumi Minamimoto, Makoto Higuchi, Tetsuya Suhara
Molecular Imaging Center, The National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Inageku, Chiba, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: ando@ciea.or.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KA SO YN TS. Performed the experiments: KA SO YN TS. Analyzed the data: KA SO YN TS. Wrote the paper: KA SO YN AO TM MH T. Inoue T. Itoh TS.