Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2013

26  The University of Texas at El Paso  (20792)

Principal Investigator: O'Dell, Laura E

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 339,250

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 7/1/12 <> 6/30/15

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: PSYCHOLOGY

Department, Center, School, or Institute: COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ART

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: DIABETES ENHANCES SUSCEPTIBILITY TO THE REWARDING EFFECTS OF NICOTINE

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

Program Title: none

Note:

This proposal will examine whether the rewarding effects of nicotine are enhanced using 2 rodent models of diabetes involving insulin suppression or chronic high fat feeding. We will also examine whether enhanced rewarding effects of nicotine are mediated via dopamine transmission in the brain mesolimbic reward pathway, specifically in the nucleus accumbens (NAc). This research is an important step towards elucidating the role of dopamine in mediating enhanced tobacco abuse in diabetic patients. Our findings will help develop specialized treatments for diabetic patients that suffer from health complications that are exacerbated by tobacco abuse.

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