Scientists have uncovered the secret of the appearance of alcoholism

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2017-09-13 17:45:05

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Scientists have uncovered the secret of the appearance of alcoholism

San Francisco, September 13. Scientists from the University of California in San Francisco found the mechanism of occurrence of alcohol dependence. According to them, the important role it plays in protein mTORC1 contributes to structural changes in the pleasure center of the brain.

the Researchers found that the use of alcohol increases the level of protein responsible for the formation of fear, pleasure and habits. It is the connection forms of human dependence on drugs and other substances.

experts have identified 12 proteins. In the course of conducting the experiment on mice they were able to establish whether the activity of other compounds to inhibit the emergence of addiction.

The experts concluded that by blocking the protein prosapip1, which alters the structure and activity of neurons with a long alcohol, the animal was lost craving for alcohol, according to .

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