Ethanol suppression of ventral tegmental area GABA neuron electrical transmission involves N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors.

@article{Stobbs2004EthanolSO,
  title={Ethanol suppression of ventral tegmental area GABA neuron electrical transmission involves N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors.},
  author={Sarah H. Stobbs and Allison J. Ohran and Matthew B Lassen and David W Allison and J Elliott Brown and Scott C Steffensen},
  journal={The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics},
  year={2004},
  volume={311 1},
  pages={282-9}
}
Ventral tegmental area (VTA) GABA neurons are critical substrates modulating the mesocorticolimbic dopamine system implicated in natural and drug reward. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of ethanol on glutamatergic and GABAergic modulation of VTA GABA neuron electrical synaptic transmission. We evaluated the effects of systemic ethanol (0.05-2.0 g/kg i.p.), the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist dizocilpine (MK-801; 0.05-0.2 mg/kg i.v.), the connexin-36 gap… CONTINUE READING
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