Dobrina M. Okorn

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The GABAA-receptor agonist neuroactive steroid 3 alpha-hydroxy-5 alpha-pregnan-20-one (3 alpha,5 alpha-P) has anxiolytic and locomotor stimulant effects and shares some subjective properties with benzodiazepines, barbiturates and ethanol, but there have been no studies of its reinforcing or rewarding effects. The present study examined the rewarding(More)
Rationale: In previous comparisons with C57BL/6J mice, DBA/2J mice have been characterized as ”hyporesponsive” to cocaine’s rewarding effect in the conditioned place-preference paradigm. This finding contrasts with other studies showing greater sensitivity of DBA/2J mice to the rewarding effects of ethanol and morphine in the place conditioning task.(More)
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