Two studies in this issue show that the protein MeCP2, which is implicated in Rett syndrome, also critically regulates behavioral responses to psychostimulants. Although the two studies highlight different mechanisms of MeCP2 in regulating these behaviors, both underscore the importance of epigenetic mechanisms in establishing drug addiction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1039-1041
Number of pages3
JournalNature Neuroscience
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2010


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