Effects of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone on plasma cocaine levels in rhesus monkeys.

@article{Mendelson1999EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone on plasma cocaine levels in rhesus monkeys.},
  author={Jack H. Mendelson and Nancy K. Mello and S. Stevens Negus},
  journal={The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics},
  year={1999},
  volume={289 2},
  pages={791-9}
}
No effective pharmacotherapy for the treatment of cocaine abuse is currently available. In addition to pharmacological approaches, immunologic methods that use specific antibodies to bind cocaine in blood and prevent it from reaching the central nervous system are also being evaluated. There is considerable evidence that cocaine binds to the dopamine transporter, and there are structural similarities between the dopamine transporter and an anterior pituitary hormone, luteinizing hormone (LH… CONTINUE READING