Anker J, Carroll M. The role of progestins in the behavioral effects of cocaine and other drugs of abuse: human and animal research. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2010;35:315-33 pubmed publisher
..The findings discussed here highlight the complexity of progestin-drug interactions, and they suggest a possible use for these agents in understanding the etiology of and developing treatments for drug abuse. ..
Anker J, Gliddon L, Carroll M. Impulsivity on a Go/No-go task for intravenous cocaine or food in male and female rats selectively bred for high and low saccharin intake. Behav Pharmacol. 2008;19:615-29 pubmed publisher
..The results indicate that HiS rats and females are more prone than LoS rats and males to impulsive drug-seeking behavior. ..
Anker J, Carroll M. Sex differences in the effects of allopregnanolone on yohimbine-induced reinstatement of cocaine seeking in rats. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2010;107:264-7 pubmed publisher
..These results suggest that females may be more sensitive than males to stress-induced reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior, and the progesterone metabolite, allopregnanolone, offers protection against this vulnerability. ..