Insulin Modulates Cocaine-Sensitive Monoamine Transporter Function and Impulsive Behavior

A.N.M. Schoffelmeer, B. Drukarch, T.J. de Vries, F. Hogenboom, D. Schetters, T. Pattij

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Because insulin acutely enhances the function of dopamine transporters, the tyrosine kinase receptors activated by this hormone may modulate transporter-dependent neurochemical and behavioral effects of psychoactive drugs. In this respect, we examined the effects of insulin on exocytotic monoamine release and the efficacy of the monoamine transporter blocker cocaine in rat nucleus accumbens. Whereas insulin reduced electrically evoked exocytotic [
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1284-1291
JournalJournal of neuroscience
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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