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Electrophysiological properties of dopamine neurons in the ventral tegmental area of Sardinian alcohol-preferring rats.

Authors
  • Melis, Miriam
  • Pillolla, Giuliano
  • Perra, Simona
  • Colombo, Giancarlo
  • Muntoni, Anna Lisa
  • Pistis, Marco
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychopharmacology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
201
Issue
4
Pages
471–481
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00213-008-1309-2
PMID: 18777018
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our findings suggest that both decreased GABA release and endocannabinoid transmission in the VTA play a role in the increased impulse activity of DA cells and, ultimately, in alcohol preference displayed by sP rats.

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