Cocaine- and amphetamine related transcript (CART) and anxiety.

  title={Cocaine- and amphetamine related transcript (CART) and anxiety.},
  author={Lisa M. Stanek},
  volume={27 8},
CART is a neuropeptide that appears to play an important role in a variety of physiological processes. The major research focus into the function of CART peptide has been on feeding behavior, modulation of mesolimbic dopamine, and actions of psychostimulant drugs. The neuroanatomic expression profile of CART does however suggest other functions as well, and its presence within the limbic system points to a possible role in emotionality. There are now several published reports which describe a… CONTINUE READING