dorsal tier dopaminergic cell group
The term dorsal tier dopaminergic cell group refers to one of two components of an alternate segmentation of the dopaminergic cell groups found in the ventral midbrain tegmentum of the human and macaque. It includes the dopaminergic cells of the A10 cell group in the ventral tegmental area, the A8 cell group in the retrorubral area, and the compact part of the A9 cell group in pars compacta of the substantia nigra. The other component is the ventral tier dopaminergic cell group. The cells of the dorsal tier are less affected in Parkinson's disease and less vulnerable to MPTP treatment than those of the ventral tier ( Haber-2012 ).

Also known as: No other name for this structure has appeared in PubMed.NeuroNames ID : 3615

Species Having or Lacking this Structure

All Names & Sources

Internal Structure

Cells Found There

Genes Expressed There

Locus in Brain Hierarchy


Models Where It Appears

Publications About It

BrainInfo                           Copyright 1991-present                          University of Washington