Involvement of accumbal glycine receptors in the regulation of voluntary ethanol intake in the rat.

@article{Molander2005InvolvementOA,
  title={Involvement of accumbal glycine receptors in the regulation of voluntary ethanol intake in the rat.},
  author={Anna Molander and Elin L{\"o}f and Rosita Stomberg and Mia Ericson and Bo S{\"o}derpalm},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2005},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={38-45}
}
BACKGROUND Extracellular dopamine (DA) levels in the nucleus accumbens (nAc) increase after ethanol (EtOH) administration in the rat, a response that may be involved in the positive reinforcing effects of EtOH. The mechanisms underlying this DA activation and how they relate to EtOH reinforcement remain to be elucidated, but recent data indicate that glycine receptors (GlyRs) in the nAc may be involved. Here this hypothesis was further challenged by examining the influence of bilateral accumbal… CONTINUE READING