My answer to How can I increase dopamine transporters?
Answer by Connie b. Dellobuono:
The dopamine transporter (also dopamine active transporter, DAT, SLC6A3) is a membrane-spanning protein that pumps theout of the synapse back into , from which other transporters sequester DA and NE into vesicles for storage and later release. Dopamine reuptake via DAT provides the primary mechanism through which dopamine is cleared from , although there may be an exception in the prefrontal cortex, where evidence points to a possibly larger role of the .
DAT is implicated in a number of dopamine-related disorders, including, , , and . The that encodes the DAT protein is located on human chromosome 5, consists of 15 coding , and is roughly 64 long. Evidence for the associations between DAT and dopamine related disorders has come from a type of , known as a , in the DAT gene ( ), which influences the amount of protein expressed.
To have a strong membrane, eat whole foods rich in Vitamin C, E and B complex. Eat a low carbs, low calorie ketogenic diet. Add probiotics or pickled greens to have a healthy gut microbiome.
Sleep more and exercise 30min a day. Walk in nature to get sunshine. Avoid toxins such as sugar and prescribed meds (long term use of narcotics,OTCs, anti-depressants, neuro meds).
Learn more to stimulate your brain.
Avoid stress, get a massage and always have a happy disposition.