Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, January 29th, 2009
"Although the beta 2 subunit of the neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) has been shown to play a crucial role in mediating the reinforcement properties of nicotine, little is known about the contribution of the different alpha subunit partners of beta 2 (i.e., alpha 4 and alpha 6), the homo-pentameric alpha 7, and the brain areas other than the ventral tegmental area (VTA) involved in nicotine...
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