Molecular Biology of Drug Addiction

Molecular Biology of Drug Addiction

Zhong, Jun

Molecular Biology of Drug Addiction Editor: Rafael Maldonado Publisher: Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, 346 pp, 2003 ISBN: 1-58829-060-3

Recent advances in molecular biotechnology have created powerful new models to clarify the neurobiological mechanisms involved in drug addiction. Leading authorities extensively survey these advances in comprehensive multidisciplinary review of the most relevant molecular, genetic, and behavioral approaches used to investigate the neurobiological basis of drug addiction. In the exploration of the latest findings on opioid, psychostimulant, cannabinoid, alcohol, and nicotine addiction, the authors provide fresh insights into the genetic basis of drug addiction and the new therapeutic perspectives these have opened. They describe the technology available to generated conditional knockout mice and show how these mice can reveal the molecular basis of opioid, psychostimulant, and cannabinoid addiction. They also review the different behavioral models available to evaluate drug reward effects and analyze the genes involved in alcohol dependence.

This book is recommended for molecular biologists, neuroscientists and medical school libraries.

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