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Dual action of n-alcohols on neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.

@article{Zuo2001DualAO,
  title={Dual action of n-alcohols on neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.},
  author={Yi Zuo and Gary L. Aistrup and William Marszalec and Alison Gillespie and Laura E. Chavez-Noriega and Jay Z. Yeh and Toshio Narahashi},
  journal={Molecular pharmacology},
  year={2001},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={
          700-11
        }
}
Alcohol is known to modulate the activity of a variety of neuroreceptors and ion channels. Recently, neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nnAChRs) have become a specific focus of study because not only are they potently modulated by alcohol but also they regulate the release of various transmitters, including gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and dopamine, which play an important role in the behavioral effects of ethanol. Whereas the potency of normal alcohols (n-alcohols) to potentiate… Expand
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