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Orexin, drugs and motivated behaviors

Nature Neuroscience volume 8, pages 12861288 (2005) | Download Citation

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Orexins are known to regulate sleep and feeding, but a study in Nature now shows that they are also involved in drug-seeking behavior. This suggests a larger role for orexin-producing neurons as an interface between internal states and motivated behaviors.

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  1. Thomas E. Scamell and Clifford B. Saper are at the Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA. tscammel@bidmc.harvard.edu

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