Pilot study on the effect of estrogen replacement therapy on brain dopamine transporter availability in healthy, postmenopausal women
Estrogen Replacement Therapy
Membrane Transport Proteins
Nerve Tissue Proteins
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
Short-term administration of ERT in postmenopausal women is associated with a modest increase in DAT in the putamen. These findings may further the understanding of how ERT is associated with improvement in Parkinson's disease and late-onset schizophrenia.