[Effect of Catechol-O-methyltransferase deficiency on reinforcing effects of cocaine (experimental study)].

Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) remains an important regulatory element in prefrontal cortex dopamine homeostasis. The literature data suggest that individual differences in COMT activity (Val158Met polymorphism) might have indirect downstream effects on the reward system. The aim of the present study was to examine whether COMT deletion affects… CONTINUE READING