Alpha-7 nicotinic receptors

Neurocognitive effects of acute choline supplementation in low, medium and high performer healthy volunteers

Authors: Verner Knott, Sara de la Salle, Joelle Choueiry, Danielle Impey, Dylan Smith, Meaghan Smith, Elise Beaudry, Salman Saghir, Vadim Ilivitsky, Alain Labelle

Journal: Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior

Year Published: 2015

Novel pharmacological treatments targeting alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7 nAChR) hypofunction in schizophrenia have shown mixed success in ameliorating cognitive impairments associated with this disorder. Choline, a selective agonist at α7 receptors is increased with […]

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