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INSERM U259, Universite de Bordeaux 2, rue Camille Saint Saens, 33077 Bordeaux Cedex, France
Eur J Neurosci 16:387-94. 2002..This sensitized state, which can persist after the end of the stress, would render the subject more responsive to drugs of abuse and consequently more vulnerable to the development of addiction...
- The neurosteroid allopregnanolone increases dopamine release and dopaminergic response to morphine in the rat nucleus accumbensFrancoise Rouge-Pont
Psychobiologie des Comportements Adaptatifs, INSERM U259, Universite Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Domaine de Carreire, rue Camille Saint Saens, 33077 Bordeaux Cedex, France
Eur J Neurosci 16:169-73. 2002..These results suggest that the stimulatory effect of AlloP on DA could mediate some of the behavioural effects of neurosteroids and, in particular, the interaction of these hormones with mood and motivation...
- Stress and addiction: glucocorticoid receptor in dopaminoceptive neurons facilitates cocaine seekingFrederic Ambroggi
INSERM U862, Neurocenter Magendie, Pathophysiology of Addiction, 147 Rue Léo Saignat, 33077 Bordeaux Cedex, France
Nat Neurosci 12:247-9. 2009..In contrast, anxiety was unaffected, indicating that glucocorticoid receptors modify a number of behavioral disorders through different neuronal populations...
- Adolescent exposure to methylphenidate alters the activity of rat midbrain dopamine neuronsCindy L Brandon
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology CLB, Finch University of Health Sciences The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Illinois 60048, USA
Biol Psychiatry 54:1338-44. 2003..Thus we sought to determine whether repeated exposure to low-dose methylphenidate in adolescence alters dopamine neuronal excitability in adulthood...
- Decreased firing frequency of midbrain dopamine neurons in mice lacking mu opioid receptorsDaniel S Mathon
Department of Pharmacology and Anatomy, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht, Universiteitsweg 100, 3584 CG, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Eur J Neurosci 21:2883-6. 2005..They also provide a possible underlying mechanism for the decreased reinforcing properties of drugs of abuse that was previously observed in mice lacking mu-opioid receptors...
- Impulse activity of midbrain dopamine neurons modulates drug-seeking behaviorMichela Marinelli
Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, Finch University of Health Sciences, The Chicago Medical School, 3333 Green Bay Rd, North Chicago, IL 60064, USA
Psychopharmacology (Berl) 168:84-98. 2003..It is unclear whether these neuroadaptations play an important role in withdrawal-associated drug seeking...
- Dopamine scales performance in the absence of new learningBarbara Cagniard
Department of Neurobiology, Pharmacology, and Physiology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Neuron 51:541-7. 2006..Elevated dopamine enhanced performance in goal-directed operant responses. These data demonstrate that alterations in dopaminergic tone can scale the performance of a previously learned behavior in the absence of new learning...
- Leptin receptor signaling in midbrain dopamine neurons regulates feedingJonathan D Hommel
Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 75390, USA
Neuron 51:801-10. 2006..These data support a critical role for VTA Lepr in regulating feeding behavior and provide functional evidence for direct action of a peripheral metabolic signal on VTA dopamine neurons...
- Formation of accumbens GluR2-lacking AMPA receptors mediates incubation of cocaine cravingKELLY L CONRAD
Department of Neuroscience, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, Illinois 60064, USA
Nature 454:118-21. 2008....
- The many facets of the locomotor response to a novel environment test: theoretical comment on Mitchell, Cunningham, and Mark (2005)Michela Marinelli
Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL 60064, USA
Behav Neurosci 119:1144-51. 2005..They reported that the locomotor response to a novel environment does not predict responding for cocaine but reflects overall differences in the ability to learn operant tasks. ((c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)...