Jonathan Stoehr

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The present paper investigated the differences in passive avoidance learning between Sprague--Dawley and Lewis rats. After initial habituation (experimental Part 1), measured as latencies to enter the dark, preferable compartment, the effect of treatment with amphetamine (8 mg kg(-1)b.w.), the retention performance compared with controls (saline) was tested(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive, global and functional instruments have been extensively investigated for correlations with neuropathological changes such as neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs), plaques, and synapse loss in the brain. OBJECTIVE Our objective is to correlate the functional, global and cognitive decline assessed clinically with the neuropathological(More)
In the present study we examined the influence of arginine vasopressin (AVP) on conditioned freezing behavior to aversive shock treatment by comparing the responses of Brattleboro homozygous (DI) rats, Brattleboro heterozygous (HZ) rats, and Long-Evans (LE) rats. Each animal was placed in a sound-attenuated shock chamber on the training day and given a(More)
We investigated the influence of C-terminal fragments of oxytocin (OT) and arginine vasopressin (AVP) on conditioned freezing behavior. Subcutaneous injections of 0.3 microgram AVP(4-9) or OT(4-9) given to rats after shock training or before behavioral observation significantly altered fear-induced freezing behavior. Animals treated with OT hexapeptide(More)
Several papers have indicated the participation of cyclic AMP as a second messenger for the release of neurohypophysial hormones. Since very little is known about the effects of stress and drugs of abuse on this process, we studied the activity of adenylyl cyclase in the neurohypophyses after immobilization stress and chronic amphetamine treatment. Our(More)
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