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The mammalian striatum, although cytoarchitecturally consistent throughout its extent, is considered heterogeneous with regard to functional subregions. The present study investigated the behavioral effects of amphetamine microinjections into specific subregions within the striatum. These three sites, the nucleus accumbens (N.Acc), ventrolateral striatum(More)
Amphetamine and other psychostimulant drugs induce perseverative motor behavior in rodents, such as compulsive sniffing, licking and biting. Although it is known that this behavior, termed stereotypy, is a consequence of dopaminergic stimulation of the striatum, the precise localization of the site of activation is unclear. It is reported here that(More)
We investigated the effects of peripheral injection of sauvagine, a CRF2>CRF1 receptor (corticotropin-releasing factor) agonist compared with CRF, on two sets of tonic colorectal distension (CRDs 30, 40, 50 mmHg, 3-min on/off)-induced visceromotor response (VMR) measured as area under the curve (AUC) of abdominal muscle contraction in conscious female rats.(More)
The effects of two drugs acting at the peripheral type benzodiazepine binding sites, PK 11195 and RO5-4864, were examined in shock-induced suppression of drinking in rats. These two compounds have opposite effects : RO5-4864 (3.1-1205 mg/kg i.p.) enhanced whereas PK 11195 (25-50 mg/kg i.p.) decreased the punished responding, and PK 11195 (6.25 mg/kg, a dose(More)
Plasma membranes from erythrocytes were used to study various parameters: phospholipid methylation, viscosity and fragility. These parameters were analysed in 57 normal subjects (52 +/- 3 years old) and 14 patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease without previous treatment (71 +/- 2 years old). No significant correlations were observed between the(More)
PK 8165, a new quinoline derivative, has a good affinity for brain type benzodiazepine binding sites and an anticonflict activity in the Vogel Test. However, contrarily to classical benzodiazepines (BZ) this compound is devoid of anticonvulsant and sedative properties. As biochemical studies suggested that PK 8165 is a partial agonist for BZ receptors, its(More)
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