María Carmen González-Marín

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The pre-Bötzinger complex (PBC) generates eupnea and sighs in normoxia and gasping during hypoxia through particular mixtures of intrinsic and synaptic properties. Among intrinsic properties, little is known about the role of Ca(2+)-activated potassium channels in respiratory rhythms generation. To examine this role, we tested the effects of openers and(More)
We report here N-acetylcysteine (NAC) efficacy to reduce operant ethanol self-administration in rats during short-time session of 15 minutes. NAC also reduces seeking and reacquisition following protracted abstinence. Our results suggest for the first time that NAC is a potential new anticraving treatment for reduction of alcohol relapse.
Behavioral sensitization to repeated ethanol (EtOH) exposure induces an increase in locomotor activity in mice. However, not all animals express such sensitization. Although the literature indicated that the hippocampus may play a role in EtOH sensitization, it is not known whether behavioral sensitization to EtOH is associated with preferential changes in(More)
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