Elena Girlanda

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The existence of subterritories within the nucleus accumbens has now been widely supported by histochemical, neurochemical, electrophysiological, as well as morphological and ultrastructural studies and suggest specific afferent and efferent systems involved in different behavioral aspects. Microdialysis studies in the rat have consistently shown that most(More)
The mechanisms underlying the signal changes observed with pharmacological magnetic resonance imaging (phMRI) remain to be fully elucidated. In this study, we obtained microdialysis samples in situ at 5-min intervals during phMRI experiments using a blood pool contrast agent to correlate relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) changes with changes in dopamine(More)
SUMMARY The anticonvulsant sodium channel blocker lamotrigine (LTG) increases resting motor threshold (RMT) measured using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the motor cortex in humans. However, studies suggest a weak relationship between LTG plasma concentration and increase in RMT. This undermines the possibility to use the technique to(More)
Endocannabinoids acting through CB(1) receptors are thought to regulate GABAergic and glutamatergic neurotransmission and may modulate long-term potentiation (LTP). High-frequency stimulation (HFS) of the medial perforant path to induce LTP was studied in the dentate gyrus with or without the selective CB(1) receptor antagonist, SR141716A in(More)
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