Asti Jackson

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Reciprocal projections between the subthalamic nucleus of the diencephalon and the brain stem nucleus tegmenti pedunculopontinus have been demonstrated and studied anatomically and electrophysiologically in the rat. Injections of the fluorescent compound Fast Blue into pedunculopontinus and the surrounding peribrachial region of the mesencephalon gave rise(More)
The efferent connections of the brain stem nucleus tegmenti pedunculopontinus were studied in the rat using the techniques of anterograde and retrograde transport of the enzyme horseradish peroxidase, laying particular emphasis on that part of pedunculopontinus which receives direct descending projections from the basal ganglia and related nuclei. In a(More)
Experiments are described in which the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) antagonist bicuculline was injected into the lentiform complex of conscious monkeys. Injections into either the lateral segment of the globus pallidus, or the medial part of the putamen, gave rise to chorea of the contralateral limbs and/or orofacial region. Control injections of vehicle(More)
There is increasing evidence to suggest that kappa opiate receptors may be importantly involved in the mediation of feeding responses in the rat. A series of experiments is reported in which the effects of four kappa receptor agonists (ethylketocyclazocine, U-50,488H, tifluadom, bremazocine) on the consumption of a highly palatable diet were investigated.(More)
In proestrous rats, serotonin 1A (5-HT1A) receptor agonists inhibit lordosis behavior within 5-15 min following infusion into the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus (VMN). In the present report, the lordosis-inhibiting effects of the 5-HT1A agonist [(+/-) 8-hydroxy-2- (di-n-propylamino) tetralin) (8-OH-DPAT] were shown to be attenuated with 5-HT1A(More)
Antagonists of the neurotransmitter gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) were injected at seventy intracerebral sites in the conscious monkey. Injections located in or near to the subthalamic nucleus provoked involuntary movements of the contralateral limbs. These movements had the characteristics of chorea and, when severe, resembled hemiballismus as seen(More)
Pyrido[3,4]homotropane (PHT) is a conformationally rigid, high affinity analogue of nicotine. (+)-PHT was previously shown to be 266 times more potent than (-)-PHT for inhibition of [(3)H]epibatidine binding to nAChRs but had no antinociceptive activity in mouse tail-flick or hot-plate tests and was not a nicotinic antagonist even when administered(More)
The effects of repeated treatment with estradiol benzoate to ovariectomized rats on the lordosis-inhibiting action of the 5-HT1A agonist, 8-hydroxy-2(di-n-propylamino) tetralin (8-OH-DPAT), were examined. In the first week of hormonal priming, when rats were injected with estradiol benzoate (2.5-50 micrograms) plus 500 micrograms progesterone, all groups(More)
Although menthol, a common flavoring additive to cigarettes, has been found to impact the addictive properties of nicotine cigarettes in smokers little is known about its pharmacological and molecular actions in the brain. Studies were undertaken to examine whether the systemic administration of menthol would modulate nicotine pharmacokinetics, acute(More)