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An evolutionary conserved region (ECR) in the human dopamine receptor D4 gene supports reporter gene expression in primary cultures derived from the rat cortex

Ursula M Paredes12, Vivien J Bubb1, Kate Haddley1, Gabriele A Macho13 and John P Quinn1*

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1 Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, Ashton Street, Liverpool, L69 3GE, UK

2 MRC centre for Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, University of London, PO 80, DeCrespigny Park, London, SE5 8AF, UK

3 Institut Català de Paleontologia, Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain

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BMC Neuroscience 2011, 12:46  doi:10.1186/1471-2202-12-46

Published: 20 May 2011

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RTPCR gel of DRD4 mRNA from rat frontal cortex. Agarose gel showing the RTPCR products of the DRD4 receptor amplified from from sections of Wistar neonate rat brain frontal cortex. Lane 1: 1 kb ladder, lane 2: negative control, lane 3: RTPCR conducted with rat genomic DNA, lane 4: RTPCR amplification from rat brain cortex.

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