The role of acetaldehyde in the central effects of ethanol

Etienne Quertemont, Kathleen A. Grant, Mercè Correa, Maria N. Arizzi, John D. Salamone, Sophie Tambour, Carlos M.G. Aragon, William J. McBride, Zachary A. Rodd, Avram Goldstein, Alejandro Zaffaroni, Ting Kai Li, Milena Pisano, Marco Diana

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Abstract

This article represents the proceedings of a symposium at the 2004 annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism in Vancouver, Canada. The symposium was organized by Etienne Quertemont and chaired by Kathleen A. Grant. The presentations were (1) Behavioral stimulant effects of intracranial injections of ethanol and acetaldehyde in rats, by Mercè Correa, Maria N. Arizzi and John D. Salamone; (2) Behavioral characterization of acetaldehyde in mice, by Etienne Quertemont and Sophie Tambour; (3) Role of brain catalase and central formed acetaldehyde in ethanol's behavioral effects, by Carlos M.G. Aragon; (4) Contrasting the reinforcing actions of acetaldehyde and ethanol within the ventral tegmental area (VTA) of alcohol-preferring (P) rats, by William J. McBride, Zachary A. Rodd, Avram Goldstein, Alejandro Zaffaroni and Ting-Kai Li; and (5) Acetaldehyde increases dopaminergic transmission in the limbic system, by Milena Pisano and Marco Diana.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-234
Number of pages14
JournalAlcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acetaldehyde
  • Brain
  • Catalase
  • Dopamine
  • Ethanol
  • Self-administration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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