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The Trace of Non-classical Biogenic Amines: A New Road to Addiction Recovery


Canales, JJ, The Trace of Non-classical Biogenic Amines: A New Road to Addiction Recovery, Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, 4, (5) pp. 1-3. ISSN 2155-6105 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.4172/2155-6105.1000166


timulant abuse is prevalent according to recent global epidemiological studies. Research into treatment for problematic stimulant abuse has yet to find a suitable pharmacotherapeutic agent to assist with detoxification, withdrawal and relapse prevention. The newly discovered trace amine-associated receptor 1 (TAAR1) constitutes a novel receptor target for medication development with significant potential to treat the pathological changes produced by chronic drug exposure, especially stimulant abuse. Here, I briefly review evidence indicating that TAAR1 modulates the activity of the dopamine system and strongly influences the neurochemical and behavioral actions of psychomotor stimulants. The evidence discussed confirms the view that TAAR1 is a promising candidate receptor for the design of new effective addiction therapies.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Neurosciences
Research Field:Neurosciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Canales, JJ (Professor Juan Canales)
ID Code:121292
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2017-09-21
Last Modified:2017-09-21

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