Kanichi G Nakata

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The medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and nucleus accumbens (NAc) are both integral components of the corticobasal ganglia–thalamic circuitry that regulates addiction-related behaviors. However, the role of afferent inputs from mPFC to NAc in these behaviors is unclear. To address this, we used a Cre-recombinase-dependent viral vector approach to express(More)
Addiction to cocaine is a chronic disease characterized by persistent drug-taking and drug-seeking behaviors, and a high likelihood of relapse. The prefrontal cortex (PFC) has long been implicated in the development of cocaine addiction, and relapse. However, the PFC is a heterogeneous structure, and understanding the role of PFC subdivisions, cell types(More)
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