Acetylcholines, Toxins and Human Behavior
Roger D. Masters*
Foundation for Neuroscience & Society, Dartmouth College, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Roger D. Masters
Research Professor of Government & Nelson A. Rockefeller
Professor Emeritus President, Foundation for Neuroscience & Society
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Received date: March 12, 2012; Accepted date: May 23, 2012; Published date: May 25, 2012
Citation: Masters RD (2012) Acetylcholines, Toxins and Human Behavior. J Clinic Toxicol S6:004. doi: 10.4172/2161-0495.S6-004
Copyright: © 2012 Masters RD . This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Interactions between heavy metal toxins have been linked to increased rates of violent crime, with effects exacerbated by dysfunctional acetylcholinesterase. Such interactive effects of neurotoxins are also linked to behavioral dysfunctions including learning failures and substance abuse. This complexity requires further exploration based on more precise understanding of acetylcholine and its regulation by acetylcholinesterase along with other risk factors that undermine behavioral self-control.