Vol. 38 (1) 2017 Neuro endocrinology letters

Tyrosine hydroxylase gene expression is facilitated by alcohol followed by the degradation of the protein by ubiquitin proteasome system.

OBJECTIVES: Alcohol intake induces brief periods of euphoria; however, its continuous consumption can lead the development of alcohol tolerance. The euphoria, an intense feeling of wellbeing, is deeply associated with dopamine. Dopamine biosynthesis is strictly regulated by tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), a rate-limiting enzyme of dopamine. .....