An Inverse Agonist Selective for α5 Subunit-Containing GABAA Receptors Enhances Cognition

@article{Dawson2006AnIA,
  title={An Inverse Agonist Selective for $\alpha$5 Subunit-Containing GABAA Receptors Enhances Cognition},
  author={Gerard R Dawson and Karen A. Maubach and Neil Collinson and Matthew R D Cobain and Barry J. Everitt and Angus Murray Macleod and Hedaythul I Choudhury and Louise M. McDonald and Goplan V Pillai and W. Stanley Rycroft and Alison J. Smith and Francine Sternfeld and F. David Tattersall and Keith A. Wafford and David S. Reynolds and Guy R. Seabrook and J. R. Atack},
  journal={Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics},
  year={2006},
  volume={316},
  pages={1335 - 1345}
}
  • G. Dawson, K. Maubach, +14 authors J. Atack
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
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