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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Mechanisms underlying neuropeptide release in the extended amygdala
Principal Investigator:

Scott D. Moore

Location: Durham, NC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2017 - March 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $82,337
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Although endogenous neuropeptide transmitters play critical roles in the reinforcing effects of ethanol consumption and the aversive effects of ethanol withdrawal, we have a poor understanding of mechanism(s) underlying central neuronal release of neuropeptides. This gap in our knowledge critically undermines our abilities to elucidate the biological effects of ethanol (EtOH), as 1) multiple studies have demonstrated that acute and chronic EtOH induces release of neuropeptides in brain regions a...

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