Isabelle M. Maisonneuve

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Two kappa agonists, U50,488 and spiradoline, produced dose-related acute decreases in both morphine and cocaine self-administration in rats; higher doses of both agents were required to decrease rates of bar-pressing for water. On the day after kappa agonist administration, both agents produced extinction-like patterns of responding in many rats(More)
Abstract Rationale. Methamphetamine (METH) and amphetamine (AMPH) are both abused psychostimulants. Although METH is generally accepted to be more addictive and potent than its analogue AMPH, there are no known neurobiological differences in action between the two drugs that may account for such differences. Objective. METH and AMPH were compared to(More)
Because an increase in extracellular levels of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens has been associated with the reinforcing effects of addictive drugs, we investigated whether U50,488, a selective kappa opioid receptor agonist, would alter cocaine-induced increases in extracellular dopamine in the nucleus accumbens using in vivo microdialysis in awake and(More)
18-Methoxycoronaridine, a novel iboga alkaloid congener that decreases drug self-administration in several animal models, may be a potential treatment for multiple forms of drug abuse. In previous work, 18-methoxycoronaridine was found to be a somewhat selective antagonist at alpha3beta4 nicotinic receptors; and low dose combinations of(More)
18-MC, a novel iboga alkaloid congener, is being developed as a potential treatment for multiple forms of drug abuse. Like ibogaine (40 mg/kg), 18-MC (40 mg/kg) decreases the intravenous self-administration of morphine and cocaine and the oral self-administration of ethanol and nicotine in rats; unlike ibogaine, 18-MC does not affect responding for a(More)
 A new oral model of nicotine self-administration in rats has been described. The model utilizes a two-lever operant procedure with rats having a choice between nicotine and water reinforcement. Most (16 of 20) rats exhibited reliable preferences for nicotine solutions equal to or less than 32 μg/ml; preferences were inversely related to the concentration(More)
To address a growing concern about the relevance of the pattern of cocaine administration used in animal studies, the aim of the present work was to establish the dopamine (DA) response of an acute cocaine "binge" that attempts to parallel as closely as possible the human drug abuse pattern. For this purpose, cocaine (10 or 15 mg/kg, i.p.) was administered(More)
Ibogaine, a naturally occurring iboga alkaloid, has been claimed to be effective in treating addiction to opioids and stimulants, and has been reported to inhibit morphine and cocaine self-administration in rats. However, ibogaine also has acute nonspecific side effects (e.g. tremors, decreased motivated behavior in general) as well as neurotoxic effects(More)
The effects of dextromethorphan and its metabolite dextrorphan on morphine, methamphetamine and nicotine self-administration and on responding for a nondrug reinforcer (water) were assessed in rats. Both dextromethorphan and dextrorphan decreased morphine self-administration at 10-30 mg/kg, s.c., decreased methamphetamine self-administration at 20 and 30(More)
To investigate a possible basis for the proposed anti-addictive property of ibogaine, the effects of an ibogaine (40 mg/kg i.p.) pretreatment on in vivo neurochemical and motor effects induced by cocaine (20 mg/kg i.p.) were studied. Ibogaine, administered 19 h earlier, potentiated the increase in extracellular dopamine levels in striatum and nucleus(More)