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4/10/2013

CEXS-UPF: Hipocretines are involved in the addiction caused by cannabinoids

CEXS-UPF: Hipocretines are involved in the addiction caused by cannabinoids


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A study published in the journal Biology Psychiatry and led by Fernando Berrendero, a researcher at the Neuropharmacology Laboratory of the CEXS-UPF shows how the receptors for hipocretina-1 could be an effective target for pharmacological treatment of cannabis dependence. This study describes for the  first time the participation of this system in the addiction produced by cannabinoids.

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Reference:

África Flores, Rafael Maldonado i Fernando Berrendero (2013), " The Hipocretin/Orexin Receptor-1 as a Novel Target to Modulate Cannabinoid Reward" (2013), Biol. Psychiatry, doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.06.012.