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Sexual Behavior Induction of c-Fos in the Nucleus Accumbens and Amphetamine-Stimulated Locomotor Activity Are Sensitized by Previous Sexual Experience in Female Syrian Hamsters
Dopamine transmission in the nucleus accumbens can be activated by drugs, stress, or motivated behaviors, and repeated exposure to these stimuli can sensitize this dopamine response. The objectivesExpand
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Changes in gene expression within the nucleus accumbens and striatum following sexual experience
Sexual experience, like repeated drug use, produces long‐term changes including sensitization in the nucleus accumbens and dorsal striatum. To better understand the molecular mechanisms underlyingExpand
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Localization of protein Ser/Thr phosphatase 5 in rat brain.
Protein phosphatase 5 is a recently discovered Ser/Thr phosphatase that is structurally related to calcineurin and protein phosphatases 1 and 2. Northern blot and in situ hybridization studies haveExpand
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Sexual experience alters D1 receptor–mediated cyclic AMP production in the nucleus accumbens of female Syrian hamsters
Drugs of abuse produce long‐term changes in dopamine neurotransmission and receptor‐effected intracellular signaling. Similar changes in neuronal activity are mediated by motivated behaviors. ToExpand
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6-Hydroxydopamine lesions in female hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) abolish the sensitized effects of sexual experience on copulatory interactions with males.
This study examined the effects of sexual experience in female hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) on copulatory interactions with male hamsters. Female sexual experience improved the copulatoryExpand
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Immunolocalization of NFATc4 in the adult mouse brain
NFATc4 has recently been identified as playing an important role in variety of activity‐dependent neuronal processes, including hippocampal plasticity, axonal growth, neuronal survival, andExpand
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D1 dopamine receptor activation of NFAT‐mediated striatal gene expression
Exposure to drugs of abuse activates gene expression and protein synthesis that result in long‐lasting adaptations in striatal signaling. Therefore, identification of the transcription factors thatExpand
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