• Publications
  • Influence
Effects of an adenosine A2A receptor blockade in the nucleus accumbens on locomotion, feeding, and prepulse inhibition in rats
TLDR
Findings suggest that locomotor activity as well as intact PPI and feeding behavior rely on tonic activation of intra‐NAc A2A receptors, adding further support to the view that adenosine is a tonically active modulator of striatal function through actions on A 2A receptors.
Amphetamine injections into the nucleus accumbens affect neither acquisition/expression of conditioned fear nor baseline startle response
TLDR
The results suggest that dopamine within the NAC is not involved in modulation of fear-potentiated startle and baseline startle, and that amphetamine injections into the nucleus accumbens clearly enhanced spontaneous motor activity.