Alcohol-Induced Changes in Neuronal Membranes

  • J. Moring
  • W. J. Shoemaker
Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 114)


A large number of effects of acute and chronic ethanol exposure on the lipid and protein components of cell membranes have been documented. These effects vary in magnitude and importance. Whether the primary site of action of ethanol is lipid or protein in nature is still unknown. The purpose of this chapter is twofold: first, to review and evaluate the evidence concerning the site of ethanol action; and second, to review the membrane effects of ethanol and to assess their relative importance in producing the characteristic physiological and behavioral effects of ethanol consumption.


Adenylyl Cyclase Ethanol Exposure Chronic Ethanol Adenylyl Cyclase Activity Fatty Acid Ethyl Ester 
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