اثرات شناختی و حرکتی خروج داروی دوپامینرژیک در بیماری پارکینسون
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|31056||2004||10 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||6348 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Neuropsychologia, Volume 42, Issue 14, 2004, Pages 1917–1926
Aims: Recent evidence points towards dissociable effects of dopaminergic medication on motor function and cognitive function mediated by different fronto-striatal neural circuits. This study aimed to clarify the role of dopaminergic medication in spatial working memory, and reinforcement-based associative learning in relation to clinical changes in motor function in early Parkinson’s disease (PD). Method: We tested 14 patients with mild to moderate PD on and off dopaminergic medication, on a spatial delayed-response working memory task, and on spatial and non-spatial (visual) trial-and-error learning tasks based on reinforcement, carefully matched for motor requirements. In addition, we explored relationships between the effects of withdrawal on motor symptom expression and performance on the cognitive tasks. Results: Withdrawal from dopaminergic medication significantly exacerbated motor symptoms. This was related to spatial learning, but not visual learning, or delayed response accuracy. Moreover, medication withdrawal led to dissociable effects of response latency on the spatial learning and spatial delayed response tasks, with patients becoming faster after spatial learning, but relatively slower on the delayed response task. These changes in response latency were unrelated to motor symptom impairment. Conclusion: Our findings suggest dissociable effects of dopamine medication withdrawal on cognitive processes putatively mediated by dorsal and ventral striatal regions.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterised primarily by nigrostriatal dopaminergic degeneration and is associated with motor and cognitive dysfunction (Bowen, Kamienny, Burns, & Yahr, 1975; Lees & Smith, 1983; Taylor et al., 1986 and Taylor et al., 1990; Kish, Shannak, & Hornykiewicz, 1998; Pillon, Deweer, & Agid, 1993; Swainson et al., 2000; see Nieoullon, 2002 for review). Although additional neurotransmitter systems are involved, such as the noradrenergic (Zweig, Cardillo, Cohen, Giere, & Herdeen, 1993), serotonergic (Jellinger & Paulus, 1992) and cholinergic systems (Price, Whitehouse, & Struble, 1986), dopaminergic medication may theoretically improve some of the cognitive impairments seen in PD. The neuropsychological profile observed in PD patients has been suggested to resemble that seen in patients with circumscribed frontal-lobe damage (Owen et al., 1992, Owen et al., 1993 and Owen et al., 1995; Taylor et al., 1986 and Taylor et al., 1990; Marié, Barré, Dupuy, Viader, Defer, & Baron, 1999; see Kulisevsky, 2000 for review). For example, performance on tests of working memory has been shown to be impaired in PD (Lange, Robbins, Marsden, James, Owen, & Paul, 1992; Kulisevsky, Avila, Barbanoj, Antonijoan, Berthier, & Gironel, 1996; Lueck, Tanyeri, Crawford, Henderson, & Kennard, 1990; Bublak, Muller, Gron, Reuter, & von Cramon, 1990; Postle et al., 1997b). However, not all studies in unmedicated patients have been able to confirm this (Fournet, Moreaud, Roulin, Naegele, & Pellat, 2000; Owen et al., 1992; Owen, Iddon, Hodges, Summers, & Robbins, 1997). In order to help clarify the role of dopaminergic medication in spatial working memory performance in PD, we have tested the effect of withdrawal from dopaminergic medication on a simple spatial delayed response task, similar to that used by Luciana, Depue, Arbisi, & Leon, 1992 and Luciana and Collins (1997) in healthy volunteers, based on tasks used with experimental animals. The role of dopamine (DA) in motivation and reinforcement-based learning has also been demonstrated in experimental animals (Young, Ahier, Upton, Joseph, & Gray, 1998; Schultz, Tremblay, & Hollerman, 1998; Tremblay & Schultz, 1999; reviewed by Martin-Solech, Leenders, Chevalley, Missimer, Kunig, Magyar, Mino, & Schultz, 2001), implicating the ventral striatum, which connects the ‘limbic’ and prefrontal cortex via the orbitofrontal and anterior cingulate circuits (Alexander, DeLong, & Strick, 1986). To the best of our knowledge, no studies have assessed the effects of medication withdrawal on reinforcement-based learning tasks in patients with PD. However, some authors assessing associative learning in PD patients have observed no change following medication withdrawal (Lange et al., 1992), while others have reported that such learning is improved (Gotham, Brown, & Marsden, 1998). The ventral striatum includes the nucleus accumbens, and DA projections to this area are relatively spared at early stages of PD progression (Broussolle, Dentresangle, & Landais, 1999; Holthoff-Detto, Kessler, & Herholz, 1997; Kish et al., 1988). It has been suggested that ‘overdosing’ of ventral striatal regions by dopaminergic agents may lead to some cognitive deficits seen when patients are on medication (Cools et al., 2001 and Cools et al., 2002, 2003; Gotham et al., 1988; Swainson et al., 2000). Therefore, if motivation and reinforcement learning are partly mediated by dopaminergic transmission in the ventral striatum (Young et al., 1998), medication withdrawal may, theoretically be beneficial to reinforcement learning by ‘normalising’ DA levels in the ventral striatum. Dopaminergic medication may also have differential effects on spatial and non-spatial processing, with spatial memory tasks being more sensitive to the effects of medication (Cools et al., 2002, Kulisevsky et al., 1996 and Lange et al., 1992; Postle et al., 1997a and Postle et al., 1997b ), although such a distinction has not always been found (e.g. Mollion, Ventre-Dominey, Dominey, & Broussolle, 2003). We have therefore, tested the effects of withdrawal from medication on performance in two trial-and-error associative learning tests based on reinforcement, carefully matched for motor requirements and utilising both spatial and non-spatial (visual) stimuli. While the cognitive effects of medication may prove to be important in patient management, clinical efficacy is currently rated primarily on the cardinal motor symptoms of PD presentation. In this study, in addition to examining the effect of medication withdrawal on cognitive performance we have examined possible relationships between changes in motor and cognitive function in PD. Two assessments of motor function were included, one clinical rating scale and one simple computer-based movement-timing test. It was hypothesised that medication withdrawal would lead to dissociable effects of cognitive performance: measures sensitive to ‘dorsal striatal’ function such as working memory would be associated with changes in motor symptom presentation, whereas aspects of reinforcement-based learning would be improved after medication withdrawal, unrelated to clinical improvement.