TITLE

ROLE OF OTHER NACHR SUBTYPES IN MODULATING ALCOHOL'S EFFECTS

AUTHOR(S)
Davis, Tiffany J.; de Fiebre, Christopher M.
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Alcohol Research & Health;2006, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p185
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the role of other subtypes of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) in modulating the effects of alcohol. Alcohol researchers have begun to examine a group of nAChRs that are blocked by a toxin known as α-conotoxin MII which is derived from a type of sea snail. These group of nAChRs appear to be involved in modulating the nicotine- and alcohol-induced release of the neurotransmitter dopamine in a brain region called the nucleus accumbens.
ACCESSION #
24407336

 

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