Ma Reina Improgo
Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School
- Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor-mediated mechanisms in lung cancerMa Reina Improgo
Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 303 Belmont St, Worcester, MA 01604, USA
Biochem Pharmacol 82:1015-21. 2011..Several nAChR antagonists have been shown to inhibit lung cancer growth, suggesting that nAChRs may serve as valuable targets for biomarker-guided lung cancer interventions...
- Nicotine-mediated activation of dopaminergic neurons in distinct regions of the ventral tegmental areaRubing Zhao-Shea
Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
Neuropsychopharmacology 36:1021-32. 2011..Thus, nicotine selectively activates DAergic neurons within the pVTA through α4α6(*) nAChRs. These receptors represent novel targets for smoking-cessation therapies...