Regulation of neuronal nicotinic receptor traffic and expression

@article{Gaimarri2007RegulationON,
  title={Regulation of neuronal nicotinic receptor traffic and expression},
  author={Annalisa Gaimarri and Milena Moretti and Loredana Riganti and A. M. T. Zanardi and Cecilia Gotti},
  journal={Brain Research Reviews},
  year={2007},
  volume={55},
  pages={134-143}
}
Neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) are a family of cation channels widely distributed in the brain, whose subunit composition and biophysical properties vary depending on the subtype and the area of the brain in which they are found. Brain nAChRs are also the target of nicotine, the most widespread drug of abuse. Chronic nicotine exposure differentially affects the number, subunit composition, stoichiometry and functional state of some nAChR subtypes, leaving others… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 40 extracted citations

Smoking, nicotine and neuropsychiatric disorders

Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews • 2010
View 6 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Nicotine regulates multiple synaptic proteins by inhibiting proteasomal activity.

The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience • 2007
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Cholinergic vasodilative system in the cerebral cortex: effects of acupuncture and aging.

Journal of acupuncture and meridian studies • 2014
View 1 Excerpt

Nicotine elevated intracellular Ca²⁺ in rat airway smooth muscle cells via activating and up-regulating α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor.

Cellular physiology and biochemistry : international journal of experimental cellular physiology, biochemistry, and pharmacology • 2014

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…