Alcoholism refers to the category of drug dependency, the researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University. Scientists conducted a series of experiments with round worms to determine the reasons for the development of alcoholism among men, writes Zee News.
Protein complex SWI/SNF participates in the development of alcohol dependence. The body roundworms has much in common with the human body. Scientists have suggested that certain variations of the structure of this complex might be associated with alcoholism.
Mutations increase the likelihood of changes in protein complex. Researchers have further confirmed the involvement of genes in all biological processes of living organisms. The study of alcoholism in the example of the lower animals will help in the understanding of the causes of alcoholism in humans.