Sarah M Turgeon
Affiliation: Amherst College
- Turgeon S, Lin T, Subramanian M. Subchronic phencyclidine exposure potentiates the behavioral and c-Fos response to stressful stimuli in rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2007;88:73-81 pubmed..In addition, the observation that PCP pretreatment increased striatal FLI induced by forced swim but not novelty suggest that PCP alters the behavioral responses to these stressors via different neurochemical mechanisms. ..
- Turgeon S, Anderson N, O Loughlin K. Phencyclidine (PCP) produces sexually dimorphic effects on voluntary sucrose consumption and elevated plus maze behavior. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2010;95:173-8 pubmed publisher..While unexpected, this finding indicates an additional sexually dimorphic effect of PCP on behavior and its potential relevance to the PCP model of schizophrenia is discussed. ..
- Turgeon S, Townsend S, Dixon R, Hickman E, Lee S. Chronic caffeine produces sexually dimorphic effects on amphetamine-induced behavior, anxiety and depressive-like behavior in adolescent rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2016;143:26-33 pubmed publisher..A similar pattern was observed on the test day in which caffeine decreased immobility overall and increased swimming. These data reveal sex dependent effects of caffeine on behavior in adolescent rats. ..