Neurotransmitter structure and functional role of cerebellum

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The review summarizes modern concepts concerning functional role and neurotransmitter organization of the cerebellum. The results of recent studies demonstrated that the cerebellum might be involved not only in motor control, but also in regulation of cognitive functions, affective and behaviour reactions, development of emotional-personality and mental disturbances, as well as in modulation of cerebral blood flow and metabolism. Futher studies of the functional role of different cerebellar neurotransmitter systems and their mechanisms of interaction are very important for understanding the pathogenesis and for the development of approaches to the treatment and prevention of the cerebellum-related motor and non-motor disorders.


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V. P. Barkhatova

Research Center of Neurology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences

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Russian Federation, Moscow


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