Posts Tagged "alcoholism"

Enzyme Might Be Target for Treating Smoking, Alcoholism at Same Time

Posted on Sep 29, 2011 in Health & Wellness, Uncategorized

ScienceDaily (Sep. 13, 2011) — An enzyme that appears to play a role in controlling the brain’s response to nicotine and alcohol in mice might be a promising target for a drug that simultaneously would treat nicotine addiction and alcohol abuse in people, according to a study by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco. Over the course of four weeks, mice genetically engineered to lack the gene for protein kinase C (PKC) epsilon consumed less of a nicotine-containing water solution than normal mice, and were...

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