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Long-term depression in the nucleus accumbens: a neural correlate of behavioral sensitization to cocaine
A compelling model of experience-dependent plasticity is the long-lasting sensitization to the locomotor stimulatory effects of drugs of abuse. Adaptations in the nucleus accumbens (NAc), a componentExpand
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Subthalamic Nucleus Neurons Switch from Single-Spike Activity to Burst-Firing Mode
The modification of the discharge pattern of subthalamic nucleus (STN) neurons from single-spike activity to mixed burst-firing mode is one of the characteristics of parkinsonism in rat and primates.Expand
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High-frequency stimulation produces a transient blockade of voltage-gated currents in subthalamic neurons.
The effect of high-frequency stimulation (HFS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) was analyzed with patch-clamp techniques (whole cell configuration, current- and voltage-clamp modes) in rat STN slicesExpand
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Electrophysiological and behavioral evidence that modulation of metabotropic glutamate receptor 4 with a new agonist reverses experimental parkinsonism
Developing nondopaminergic palliative treatments for Parkinson's disease represents a major challenge to avoid the debilitating side effects produced by l‐DOPA therapy. Increasing interest isExpand
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Slowly inactivating sodium current (I(NaP)) underlies single-spike activity in rat subthalamic neurons.
One-half of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) neurons switch from single-spike activity to burst-firing mode according to membrane potential. In an earlier study, the ionic mechanisms of the burstingExpand
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Striatal Cholinergic Interneurons Control Motor Behavior and Basal Ganglia Function in Experimental Parkinsonism.
Despite evidence showing that anticholinergic drugs are of clinical relevance in Parkinson's disease (PD), the causal role of striatal cholinergic interneurons (CINs) in PD pathophysiology remainsExpand
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Preservation of the direct and indirect pathways in an in vitro preparation of the mouse basal ganglia
We have developed a slice preparation of the mouse basal ganglia which contains portions of the striatum, external pallidum, subthalamic nucleus and substantia nigra and the neocortex. This basalExpand
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Enhanced Inhibition of Synaptic Transmission by Dopamine in the Nucleus Accumbens during Behavioral Sensitization to Cocaine
Neural adaptations in the nucleus accumbens (NAc), a key component of the mesolimbic dopamine (DA) system, are thought to mediate several of the long-term behavioral sequelas of chronic inExpand
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Metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 4 selectively modulates both glutamate and GABA transmission in the striatum: implications for Parkinson’s disease treatment
Alterations of striatal synaptic transmission have been associated with several motor disorders involving the basal ganglia, such as Parkinson’s disease. For this reason, we investigated the role ofExpand
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Involvement of Striatal Cholinergic Interneurons and M1 and M4 Muscarinic Receptors in Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
Over the last decade, striatal cholinergic interneurons (ChIs) have reemerged as key actors in the pathophysiology of basal-ganglia-related movement disorders. However, the mechanisms involved areExpand
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