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Mice selectively bred to be Withdrawal Seizure-Prone (WSP) or Seizure-Resistant (WSR) after chronic ethanol administration have been reported to be differentially sensitive to the anticonvulsant and proconvulsant effects on alcohol withdrawal of drugs interacting with glutamate receptors. Several behavioral effects of the noncompetitive glutamate receptor(More)
A replicated bidirectional selective breeding program has produced lines of mice that differ in locomotor response to ethanol (EtOH). FAST mice were bred for high locomotor activation, whereas SLOW mice were bred for low or depressed locomotor activity in response to 2.0 g/kg of EtOH. We tested FAST and SLOW mice for differences in sensitivity to the(More)
Naltrexone's success as a treatment agent for alcoholism seems to be due to its ability to reduce craving in abstinent, dependent individuals and to reduce the pleasure associated with subsequent intake. However, more study is needed to establish the optimal amount of time that naltrexone treatment should be continued. Little information seems to have been(More)
Acute sensitivity and tolerance to quinpirole (a dopamine mimetic with selectivity for D(2)/D(3) dopamine receptors) were evaluated in the C57BL/6J and DBA/2J inbred strains of mice, 24 of their BXD recombinant inbred strains, and 233 F(2) mice. Baseline locomotor activity, locomotor activity following 0.03 mg/kg quinpirole (and 0. 01 mg/kg in BXD mice),(More)
FAST and SLOW selected mouse lines were bred for differences in locomotor response to low-dose ethanol. FAST mice exhibit an extreme stimulant response and SLOW mice exhibit locomotor depression at the same ethanol dose. We tested the hypothesis that gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) systems modulate ethanol's stimulant effects by examining convulsant(More)
In humans, mutations in ATGL lead to TG accumulation in LDs of most tissues and cells, including peripheral blood leukocytes. This pathologic condition is called Jordans' anomaly, in which functional consequences have not been investigated. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that ATGL plays a role in leukocyte LD metabolism and immune cell(More)
mu-Opiate receptor binding and function were examined in mice selectively bred for sensitivity (COLD) and resistance (HOT) to ethanol-induced hypothermia. These mice also have differential hypothermic sensitivity to mu-opiates. mu-Opiate receptor density was higher in the frontal cortex of HOT mice compared with COLD mice, but was the same in other brain(More)
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