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Research Suggests New Genetic Target to Treat Cocaine Addiction

(12/30/2013)

Research Suggests New Genetic Target to Treat Cocaine Addiction
NIDA News
December 26, 2013

NIDA-funded research shows that a specific mutation in the CYFIP2 gene dramatically lowers responses to cocaine in a mouse model. The mutation appears to affect the CYFIP2 protein, a key player in processes underlying memory, learning, and habit formation.  This research provides a new target for research into potential medications to treat cocaine addiction.

View the full article here: http://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2013/12/research-suggests-new-genetic-target-to-treat-cocaine-addiction


Keywords: research, genetic, target, treatment, cocaine, study



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