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Transgenic over expression of nicotinic receptor alpha 5, alpha 3, and beta 4 subunit genes reduces ethanol intake in mice

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dc.contributor.author Gallego, Xavier
dc.contributor.author Ruiz-Medina, Jessica
dc.contributor.author Valverde Granados, Olga
dc.contributor.author Molas Casacuberta, Susanna, 1985-
dc.contributor.author Robles, Noemí
dc.contributor.author Sabrià, Josefa
dc.contributor.author Crabbe, John C.
dc.contributor.author Dierssen, Mara
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-07T07:57:25Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-07T07:57:25Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Gallego X, Ruiz-Medina J, Valverde O, Molas S, Robles N, Sabrià J et al. Transgenic over expression of nicotinic receptor alpha 5, alpha 3, and beta 4 subunit genes reduces ethanol intake in mice. Alcohol. 2012;46(3):205-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.alcohol.2011.11.005
dc.identifier.issn 0741-8329
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/36524
dc.description.abstract Abuse of alcohol and smoking are extensively co-morbid. Some studies suggest partial commonality of action of alcohol and nicotine mediated through nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). We tested mice with transgenic over expression of the alpha 5, alpha 3, beta 4 receptor subunit genes, which lie in a cluster on human chromosome 15, that were previously shown to have increased nicotine self-administration, for several responses to ethanol. Transgenic and wild-type mice did not differ in sensitivity to several acute behavioral responses to ethanol. However, transgenic mice drank less ethanol than wild-type in a two-bottle (ethanol vs. water) preference test. These results suggest a complex role for this receptor subunit gene cluster in the modulation of ethanol's as well as nicotine's effects.
dc.description.sponsorship JCC was supported by the US Department of Veterans, by NIH grants AA10760 and AA13519, and by a grant to MD from the DURSI. This work was funded by the Catalan Government (2009SGR1313) Spanish Ministry of Education and SciencesSAF2007-60827, SAF2007-31093-E, SAF2010-16427, Phecomp (EU LSHM-CT-2007-037669, EU/FIS PS09102673), Fundación Ramón Areces, Reina Sofia, Marató TV3, and CIBERER. OV and JRM were supported by the Spanish Ministry of Health (RTA001/06/1001-FEDER), Spanish Ministry of Education and Sciences SAF 2010-15793, and the Generalitat de Catalunya (2009 SGR 684). We thank Alex Bachmanov for sharing unpublished data.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Alcohol. 2012;46(3):205-15
dc.rights © Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.alcohol.2011.11.005
dc.title Transgenic over expression of nicotinic receptor alpha 5, alpha 3, and beta 4 subunit genes reduces ethanol intake in mice
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.alcohol.2011.11.005
dc.subject.keyword Nicotine
dc.subject.keyword Ethanol
dc.subject.keyword Transgenic mice
dc.subject.keyword nAChR subunits
dc.subject.keyword Preference drinking
dc.subject.keyword Dependence
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/2PN/SAF2007-60827
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/SAF2010-16427
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/SAF2010-15793
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/2PN/SAF2007-31093-E
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion


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