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Coordination Mechanism in Dopamine Neurons of the Substantia Nigra Pars Compacta and Norepinephrine Neurons of the Locus Coeruleus

Version 1 : Received: 1 June 2018 / Approved: 4 June 2018 / Online: 4 June 2018 (09:52:06 CEST)

How to cite: Rourk, C.J. Coordination Mechanism in Dopamine Neurons of the Substantia Nigra Pars Compacta and Norepinephrine Neurons of the Locus Coeruleus. Preprints 2018, 2018060026 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201806.0026.v1). Rourk, C.J. Coordination Mechanism in Dopamine Neurons of the Substantia Nigra Pars Compacta and Norepinephrine Neurons of the Locus Coeruleus. Preprints 2018, 2018060026 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201806.0026.v1).

Abstract

In this review, the author shows that ferritin has documented quantum dot material properties that have been reported in numerous independent studies and can generate coherent electron conduction bands over substantial distances, using quantum coherence. In addition, neuromelanin is a conjugated polymer, and quantum dot/conjugated polymer combinations have been reported in numerous independent studies to generate coherent electron conduction bands for solar photovoltaic applications. Both ferritin and neuromelanin are present in large quantities in the dopamine neurons of the substantia nigra pars compacta and the norepinephrine neurons of the locus coeruleus. The unique structure of subgroups of these neurons that have a large number of axon branches and synapses appears to have evolved to take advantage of these coherent electron conduction bands to coordinate conscious action. Independent clinical and laboratory studies are also reviewed that corroborate this theory of coordinated action in these neuron groups.  Proposed research to validate the theory using an existing fluorescent probe material is proposed.

Subject Areas

neuromelanin; ferritin; quantum dot; substantia nigra pars compacta; locus coeruleus; quantum biology

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