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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Scientists from Australia have found a key to solving the problem of alcoholism


Professionals Queensland University of technology in Australia managed to find out that the drug tandospirone known for its antidepressant and anxiolytic action, may reduce alcohol dependence and pay violations in the human brain associated with frequent alcohol consumption, says MedicalXpress.


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Tandospirone is a psychotropic drug that binds to serotonin receptor 5-HT1A, acting as partial agonist, in other words, demonstrates a lower activity than serotonin.

Experiments on mice have shown that its antidepressant properties are useful for removing the anxiety associated with not drinking.

As a result, it reduces stress-induced cravings for alcohol.

However, after two weeks of tandospirone in a dose equal to three milligrams per kilogram in rodents lost the signs of suppression of neurogenesis because of the alcohol, which was fed to mice for 15 weeks.

Earlier it was reported that scientists have discovered the useful properties of beer when it is moderate consumption. According to them, beer can help in the fight against obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.

And in January of this year in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research published an article of scientists from the University of Illinois at Chicago, who were able to prove that the suppression of the microRNA MiR-21 with the help of medicines reverses the process of destruction of blood vessels in people with addiction to alcohol.

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