Gene expression in the mesocorticolimbic system: implications in alcohol and nicotine dependence

  • Xiomara Moya
Keywords: Gene expression, mesocorticolimbic system,alcohol, nicotine


Rodent models of drug-seeking behaviours and drug dependence continue to be developed. Studies of these models coupled with advances in rodent genetics will provide important information on the mechanism of action at the cellular and molecular level. It will also be important to continue with exploration of the human brain in parallel with these animal studies.