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Substintia Nigra

Postby ahm_k1 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:17 pm

Hi friends :-
I would like to ask about the function of the neuromelanin in the substantia Nigra in the midbrain
Thanx in advance for ur answers
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Postby snowcapk » Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:34 am

I heard it is a byproduct of dopamine (and epinephrine and norepinephrine) synthesis.
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Re: Substintia Nigra

Postby ahm_k1 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:57 pm

Hi ....
thank you for answering .... but u know I saw this in Text Book but u know I meant a function not its source or its origin ...
thanx again
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Postby Katy_Bobbles » Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:35 pm

Neuromelanin is an anti-oxidant. It helps protect the neurones from reactive oxygen species like superoxides and peroxides :)
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