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Sox2 deficiency causes neurodegeneration and impaired neurogenesis in the adult mouse brain
In many species, the Sox2 transcription factor is a marker of the nervous system from the beginning of its development, and we have previously shown that Sox2 is expressed in embryonic neural stemExpand
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Chronic Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol During Adolescence Provokes Sex-Dependent Changes in the Emotional Profile in Adult Rats: Behavioral and Biochemical Correlates
Few and often contradictory reports exist on the long-term neurobiological consequences of cannabinoid consumption in adolescents. The endocannabinoid system plays an important role during theExpand
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Pharmacologic Rescue of Impaired Cognitive Flexibility, Social Deficits, Increased Aggression, and Seizure Susceptibility in Oxytocin Receptor Null Mice: A Neurobehavioral Model of Autism
BACKGROUND Oxytocin (OT) has been suggested as a treatment to improve social behavior in autistic patients. Accordingly, the OT (Oxt(-/-)) and the OT receptor null mice (Oxtr(-/-)) displayExpand
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Potential anxiolytic‐ and antidepressant‐like effects of salvinorin A, the main active ingredient of Salvia divinorum, in rodents
Background and purpose:  Drugs targeting brain κ‐opioid receptors produce profound alterations in mood. In the present study we investigated the possible anxiolytic‐ and antidepressant‐like effectsExpand
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Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol-induced conditioned place preference and intracerebroventricular self-administration in rats
On the basis of contradictory findings on the rewarding effects of Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta9-THC) in laboratory animals, the effect of the compound on conditioned place preference andExpand
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Changes in hippocampal morphology and neuroplasticity induced by adolescent THC treatment are associated with cognitive impairment in adulthood
Marijuana and hashish are the illicit drugs most frequently used by human adolescents. Given the continued neurodevelopment throughout adolescence, adolescents may be more vulnerable than adults toExpand
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The Depressive Phenotype Induced in Adult Female Rats by Adolescent Exposure to THC is Associated with Cognitive Impairment and Altered Neuroplasticity in the Prefrontal Cortex
We recently demonstrated that Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) chronic administration in female adolescent rats induces alterations in the emotional circuit ending in depressive-like behavior inExpand
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Hallucinatory and rewarding effect of salvinorin A in zebrafish: κ-opioid and CB1-cannabinoid receptor involvement
RationaleThe hallucinatory effect and potential abuse of salvinorin A, the major ingredient of Salvia divinorum, has not been documented in animals.ObjectiveThe effects of salvinorin A on theExpand
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An inverted U-shaped curve for heptylphysostigmine on radial maze performance in rats: comparison with other cholinesterase inhibitors.
The potential of heptylphysostigmine tartrate (pyrrolo [2,3b] indol-5-ol, 3,3a,8,8a-hexahydro-1,3a,8-trimethylheptylcarbamate [ester, (3aS-cis)]) (MF201), a new second-generation cholinesteraseExpand
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Cellular Mechanisms Underlying the Anxiolytic Effect of Low Doses of Peripheral Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol in Rats
We investigated the effect of low doses of intraperitoneal Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on anxiety behavior in rats using the elevated plus maze (EPM). An anxiolytic effect was obtained in a rangeExpand
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