EDITORIAL: Ghrelin: a link between energy homeostasis and drug abuse?
PRECLINICAL STUDY: Ghrelin administration into tegmental areas stimulates locomotor activity and increases extracellular concentration of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens
CLINICAL STUDY: Alcohol administration acutely inhibits ghrelin secretion in an experiment involving psychosocial stress
PRECLINICAL STUDY: Correlation between serum ghrelin levels and cocaine-seeking behaviour triggered by cocaine-associated conditioned stimuli in rats
PRECLINICAL STUDY: Region-specific down-regulation of Crhr1 gene expression in alcohol-preferring msP rats following ad lib access to alcohol
PRECLINICAL STUDY: Evidence for the role of dopamine D3 receptors in oral operant alcohol self-administration and reinstatement of alcohol-seeking behavior in mice
PRECLINICAL STUDY: Difference in magnitude of psychostimulant-induced extracellular norepinephrine in the ventral tegmental area contributes to discrepant prefrontal dopamine outflow
PRECLINICAL STUDY: Differential effects of ethanol on IFN-γ- and TNF-α-producing splenic T lymphocytes in a murine model of gram-negative pneumonia
PRECLINICAL STUDY: The effects of p-chloroamphetamine, methamphetamine and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy) on the gene expression of cytoskeletal proteins in the rat brain
BIOMARKER: Phosphatidylethanol as a sensitive and specific biomarker—comparison with gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, mean corpuscular volume and carbohydrate-deficient transferrin
BIOMARKER: The validity of the laboratory marker combinations DOVER and QUVER to detect physician’s diagnosis of at-risk drinking
GENETIC STUDY: Association between the Bcl I glucocorticoid receptor polymorphism and smoking in a sample of patients with obstructive airway disease
GENETIC STUDY: Significant impact of MTHFR C677T polymorphism on plasma homovanillic acid (HVA) levels among alcohol-dependent patients
GENETIC STUDY: Dopamine receptor genes ( DRD2 , DRD3 and DRD4 ) and gene–gene interactions associated with smoking-related behaviors
IMAGING STUDY: Reduced fMRI activation of an occipital area in recently detoxified alcohol-dependent patients in a visual and acoustic stimulation paradigm
IMAGING STUDY: Gray matter volume abnormalities and externalizing symptoms in subjects at high risk for alcohol dependence