Posted by: dopaminedialogue | 08/31/2016

People with alcohol dependency lack important enzyme: Dependence-induced increase of alcohol self-administration and compulsive drinking mediated by the histone methyltransferase PRDM2

A research group has identified an enzyme whose production is turned off in nerve cells of the frontal lobe when alcohol dependence develops. The deficiency in this enzyme leads to continued use of alcohol despite adverse consequences.

Source: People with alcohol dependency lack important enzyme: Dependence-induced increase of alcohol self-administration and compulsive drinking mediated by the histone methyltransferase PRDM2

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