Methamphetamine toxicity is attenuated in mice that overexpress human manganese superoxide dismutase.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We have investigated methamphetamine (MA) toxicity in transgenic mice that overexpress the human form of mitochondrial manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD). Our results reveal a significant reduction in the long-term depletion of striatal dopamine and protein oxidation following repeated administration of MA in transgenic vs. non-transgenic littermates. These findings support the notion that ROS contribute to MA-induced brain damage and suggest that mitochondria may play an important role in this form of neurodegeneration.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Maragos, WF; Jakel, R; Chesnut, D; Pocernich, CB; Butterfield, DA; St Clair, D; Cass, WA

Published Date

  • September 29, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 878 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 218 - 222

PubMed ID

  • 10996156

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-8993

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0006-8993(00)02707-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands