The Neuropeptide Galanin and Variants in the GalR1 Gene are Associated with Nicotine Dependence


The neuropeptide galanin and its receptors are expressed in brain regions implicated in drug dependence. Indeed, several lines of evidence support a role for galanin in modulating the effects of drugs of abuse, including morphine, cocaine, amphetamine, and alcohol. Despite these findings, the role of galanin and its receptors in the effects of nicotine is… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/npp.2012.95


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