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Type: Journal article
Title: Drug addiction: targeting dynamic neuroimmune receptor interactions as a potential therapeutic strategy
Author: Jacobsen, J.
Hutchinson, M.
Mustafa, S.
Citation: Current Opinion in Pharmacology, 2016; 26:131-137
Publisher: Elsevier
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1471-4892
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Jonathan Henry W Jacobsen, Mark R Hutchinson and Sanam Mustafa
Abstract: Drug addiction and dependence have proven to be difficult psychiatric disorders to treat. The limited efficacy of neuronally acting medications, such as acamprosate and naltrexone, highlights the need to identify novel targets. Recent research has underscored the importance of the neuroimmune system in many behavioural manifestations of drug addiction. In this review, we propose that our appreciation for complex phenotypes such as drug addiction and dependence will come with a greater understanding that these disorders are the result of intricate, interconnected signalling pathways that are, if only partially, determined at the receptor level. The idea of receptor heteromerisation and receptor mosaics will be introduced to explain cross talk between the receptors and signalling molecules implicated in neuroimmune signalling pathways.
Keywords: Brain
Substance-Related Disorders
Signal Transduction
Rights: © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/j.coph.2015.10.010
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