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Ethanol alters the distribution and abundance of PKCdelta in neural cell lines. Here we investigated whether PKCdelta also regulates behavioral responses to ethanol. PKCdelta(-/-) mice showed reduced intoxication when administered ethanol and reduced ataxia when administered the nonselective GABA(A) receptor agonists pentobarbital and pregnanolone. However,(More)
Deposition of plaques containing amyloid beta (Abeta) peptides is a neuropathological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Here we demonstrate that neuronal overexpression of the epsilon isozyme of PKC decreases Abeta levels, plaque burden, and plaque-associated neuritic dystrophy and reactive astrocytosis in transgenic mice expressing familial AD-mutant(More)
Alcoholism is a progressive disorder that involves the amygdala. Mice lacking protein kinase C epsilon (PKCepsilon) show reduced ethanol consumption, sensitivity and reward. We therefore investigated whether PKCepsilon signaling in the amygdala is involved in ethanol consumption. Local knockdown of PKCepsilon in the amygdala reduced ethanol consumption and(More)
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