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Relaxed Mice May Provide Clues For Treating Anxiety

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October 3, 2002
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Journal Of Clinical Investigation
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A study reported in the October 1 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) by Dr. Robert Messing and colleagues from the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco, reveals that mice lacking a form of the enzyme protein kinase C (PKCe) are supersensitive to their brain's own calming neurosteroids and exhibit reduced anxiety. The authors suggest that inhibitors of PKCe may be useful in treating anxiety.

Your heart is racing, you're sweating, trembling, feel exhausted and cannot breathe – for over 20 million Americans who face chronic and excessive anxiety each day, these physical reactions to real or imagined danger are well known.


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