Ghrelin system in alcohol-dependent subjects: role of plasma ghrelin levels in alcohol drinking and craving.

Esmeralda Capristo, Giovanni Addolorato, Lorenzo Leggio, Anna Ferrulli, Silvia Cardone, Antonio Nesci, Noemi Malandrino, Antonio Miceli, B Canestrelli, P Monteleone, Ga Kenna, Rm Swift

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Abstract

Human studies show an effect of alcohol on ghrelin levels and a correlation between ghrelin levels and alcohol craving in alcoholics. This investigation consisted of two studies. This investigation suggests that ghrelin is potentially able to affect alcohol-seeking behaviors, such as alcohol drinking and craving, representing a new potential neuropharmacological target for AD
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)452-464
Numero di pagine13
RivistaAddiction Biology
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2012

Keywords

  • alcoholism
  • craving
  • ghrelin

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