Web Date: April 1, 2009
Brain Hormone Has Role In Addiction
New findings about a peptide produced in the brain might lead to a novel pathway for treating drug addiction.
The peptide is melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH), a natural appetite stimulant. A large amount of the hormone's receptor, MCH1R, is found in a brain region that helps control behaviors associated with reward and motivation. So Olivier Civelli of the University of California, Irvine, reasoned that MCH and its receptor might participate in addiction.. . .
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