Javier Navarro-Zaragoza

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The role of stress in drug addiction is well established. The negative affective states of withdrawal most probably involve recruitment of brain stress neurocircuitry [e.g., induction of hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis, noradrenergic activity, and corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) activity]. The present study investigated t$he role of CRF(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Recent evidence suggests that corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) receptor signalling is involved in modulating the negative symptoms of opiate withdrawal. In this study, a series of experiments were performed to further characterize the role of CRF-type 2 receptor (CRF₂) signalling in opiate withdrawal-induced physical signs of(More)
BACKGROUND Traditional bullying victimization and the growing number of cyber-teasing victims during the last decade is a major public health concern. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between students' experiences of traditional bullying victimization and cyber-teasing and the sociodemographic characteristics of a sample composed(More)
Recent research suggests that glucocorticoids are involved in the development of addiction to drugs of abuse. They share this role with dopamine (DA), and with different signalling pathways and/or transcription factors such as extracellular-signal regulated kinases (ERK) and cAMP response element binding protein (CREB). However, the relation between them is(More)
In the Funding section, the grant number from the funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad is listed incorrectly. The correct grant number is: SAF/FEDER 2013-49076-P. an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the(More)
BACKGROUND Screening for alcohol consumption in adolescents is widely justified in the health care field because of the particular vulnerability of this population, which starts drinking alcohol at a very early age and frequently consumes high levels of the same. Hospital emergency departments (ED) could be a good venue to manage early detection and carry(More)
The role of stress in drug addiction is well established. The negative affective states of withdrawal most probably involve recruitment of brain stress neurocircuitry (e.g. induction of hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical –HPAaxis, noradrenergic and corticotrophin-releasing factor activity). The present study investigated the role of CRF receptor-1 subtype(More)
Binge drinking is a common pattern of ethanol consumption among young people. Binge drinkers are especially susceptible to brain damage when other substances are co-administered, in particular 3,4 methylendioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). The aim of the present work was to study the mechanisms implicated in the adaptive changes observed after administration of(More)
Repeated social defeat (RSD) increases the rewarding effects of cocaine in adolescent and adult rodents. The aim of the present study was to compare the long-term effects of RSD on the conditioned rewarding effects of cocaine and levels of the transcription factors Pitx3 and Nurr1 in the ventral tegmental area (VTA), the dopamine transporter (DAT), the D2(More)