Cocaine addiction: Clues from Drosophila on drugs

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Recent studies have shown that the fruitfly Drosophila exhibits behavioral sensitization in response to repeated exposure to cocaine; the exploitation of this genetically tractable model system for studying cocaine addiction is already providing new clues that may help understand the process of drug addiction in man.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R770-R772
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 21 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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