Supported by the Belgian National Funds for Scientific Research (EQ, ST); NIAAA grants AA07611, AA12262 and AA14437 (WJM, ZAR, AG, AZ, T-KL).
The Role of Acetaldehyde in the Central Effects of Ethanol
Article first published online: 3 MAY 2006
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume 29, Issue 2, pages 221–234, February 2005
How to Cite
Quertemont, E., Grant, K. A., Correa, M., Arizzi, M. N., Salamone, J. D., Tambour, S., Aragon, C. M.G., McBride, W. J., Rodd, Z. A., Goldstein, A., Zaffaroni, A., Li, T.-K., Pisano, M. and Diana, M. (2005), The Role of Acetaldehyde in the Central Effects of Ethanol. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 29: 221–234. doi: 10.1097/01.ALC.0000156185.39073.D2
- Issue published online: 3 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 3 MAY 2006
- Received September 15, 2004; accepted December 6, 2004.
This article represents the proceedings of a symposium at the 2004 annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism in Vancouver, Canada. The symposium was organized by Etienne Quertemont and chaired by Kathleen A. Grant. The presentations were (1) Behavioral stimulant effects of intracranial injections of ethanol and acetaldehyde in rats, by Mercè Correa, Maria N. Arizzi and John D. Salamone; (2) Behavioral characterization of acetaldehyde in mice, by Etienne Quertemont and Sophie Tambour; (3) Role of brain catalase and central formed acetaldehyde in ethanol's behavioral effects, by Carlos M.G. Aragon; (4) Contrasting the reinforcing actions of acetaldehyde and ethanol within the ventral tegmental area (VTA) of alcohol-preferring (P) rats, by William J. McBride, Zachary A. Rodd, Avram Goldstein, Alejandro Zaffaroni and Ting-Kai Li; and (5) Acetaldehyde increases dopaminergic transmission in the limbic system, by Milena Pisano and Marco Diana.