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ABSTRACT: To determine whether reduced striatal D2 receptor binding reported in patients with idiopathic torsion dystonia is associated with the genotype, the authors used PET and [11C]-raclopride to assess non-manifesting carriers of the DYT1 mutation. D2 receptor binding was reduced by approximately 15% in caudate and putamen (p < 0.005). These results suggest that striatal D2 binding reductions are a trait feature of the DYT1 genotype.
Neurology 02/2005; 64(2):347-9. · 8.25 Impact Factor