Impact of sex: determination of alcohol neuroadaptation and reinforcement

Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2006 Feb;30(2):233-42. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2006.00032.x.


This article represents the proceedings of a symposium at the Research Society on Alcoholism meeting in Santa Barbara, California. The organizers/chairs were Kristine M. Wiren and Deborah A. Finn. Following a brief introduction by Deborah Finn, the presentations were (1) The Importance of Gender in Determining Expression Differences in Mouse Lines Selected for Chronic Ethanol Withdrawal Severity, by Kristine M. Wiren and Joel G. Hashimoto; (2) Sex Differences in Ethanol Withdrawal Involve GABAergic and Stress Systems, by Paul E. Alele and Leslie L. Devaud; (3) The Influence of Sex on Ethanol Consumption and Reward in C57BL/6 Mice, by Kimber L. Price and Lawrence D. Middaugh; and (4) Sex Differences in Alcohol Self-administration in Cynomolgus Monkeys, by Kathleen A. Grant.

Publication types

  • Congress
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Physiological / drug effects*
  • Adaptation, Physiological / genetics
  • Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium / genetics
  • Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium / physiopathology
  • Alcoholism / genetics
  • Alcoholism / physiopathology*
  • Alcoholism / rehabilitation
  • Animals
  • Brain / drug effects*
  • Brain / physiopathology
  • Brain Mapping
  • Ethanol / adverse effects
  • Gene Expression / drug effects
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Mice
  • Mice, Inbred Strains
  • Neurons / drug effects*
  • Neurons / physiology
  • Reinforcement, Psychology*
  • Selection, Genetic
  • Sex Factors
  • Species Specificity


  • Ethanol