The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Effects of the selective dopamine D-2 receptor agonist, quinpirole on sleep and wakefulness in the rat.

The effects of the dopamine D-2 receptor agonist, quinpirole, were compared with those produced by dopamine D-2 antagonist, YM-09151-2, in rats implanted with electrodes for chronic sleep recordings. Quinpirole (0.015-1.0 mg/kg) induced biphasic effects such that low doses decreased wakefulness and increased sleep, while higher doses induced the opposite effects. At 0.015 mg/kg, YM-09151-2 slightly augmented wakefulness, while at 1.0-2.0 mg/kg it significantly increased light sleep but depressed REM sleep. Pretreatment with YM-09151-2 in a dose which preferentially acts at presynaptic sites reversed the suppressant effects of a low dose of quinpirole on wakefulness and slow wave sleep. In contrast, the administration of YM-09151-2 in a dose which blocks postsynaptic D-2 receptors prevented the effect of a high dose of quinpirole on wakefulness and slow wave sleep; the depression of REM sleep was not affected. The opposite effects observed on the waking EEG after activation of either dopamine autoreceptors or postsynaptic D-2 receptors with adequate doses of quinpirole tend to indicate an active role for DA in the control of the waking state.[1]


WikiGenes - Universities