Category Archives: GABA signalling pathway

Scientists link alcohol-dependence gene to neurotransmitter.


Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have solved the mystery of why a specific signalling pathway can be associated with alcohol dependence. This signalling pathway is regulated by a gene, called neurofibromatosis type 1 (Nf1), which TSRI scientists found is linked with excessive drinking in mice. The new research shows Nf1 regulates gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that lowers

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