Neuroactive steroids and ethanol

Robert H. Purdy, C. Fernando Valenzuela, Patricia H. Janak, Deborah (Deb) Finn, Giovanni Biggio, Torbjörn Bäckström

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Abstract

This article presents the proceedings of a symposium presented at the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism 12th World Congress on Biomedical Alcohol Research, held in Heidelberg/Mannheim, Germany, from September 29 to October 2, 2004. The organizer and chairperson was Robert H. Purdy. The presentations were (1) Fetal ethanol-induced increase in brain levels of pregnenolone sulfate, by C. Fernando Valenzuela; (2) GABAergic neuroactive steroids after ethanol self-administration and relapse, by Patricia H. Janak; (3) Neuroactive steroid modulation of ethanol intake patterns in C57BL/6J mice, by Deborah A. Finn; (4) Role of neurosteroids in ethanol dependence and GABAA receptor plasticity, by Giovanni Biggio; and (5) Alcohol and neuroactive steroid interactions in the menstrual cycle, by Torbjörn Bäckström.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1292-1298
Number of pages7
JournalAlcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume29
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005

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Keywords

  • Allopregnanolone
  • Ethanol
  • GABA receptors
  • Menstrual cycle
  • Neuroactive steroids
  • Pregnenolone sulfate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Toxicology

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Purdy, R. H., Valenzuela, C. F., Janak, P. H., Finn, D. D., Biggio, G., & Bäckström, T. (2005). Neuroactive steroids and ethanol. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 29(7), 1292-1298. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.ALC.0000171486.97638.BC