Meredith L Jensen

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Genetic aspects of alcoholism have been modeled using rats selectively bred for extremes of alcohol preference and voluntary alcohol intake. These lines show similar alcohol drinking phenotypes but have different genetic and environmental backgrounds and may therefore display diverse behavioral traits as seen in human alcoholics. The multivariate concentric(More)
Line differences in ethanol consumption and immobility in the forced swim test, but not in stress reactivity, in alcohol preferring (P) and nonpreferring (NP) rats" (2010). ABSTRACT There is evidence to support a relationship between stress, depression, and alcoholism. Animal models have been developed to ascertain the impact of stress on depressive-like(More)
RATIONALE Swim test susceptible (SUS) rats selectively bred for reduced struggling in the forced swim test (FST) following stress show high voluntary ethanol intake like alcohol-preferring (P) rats selectively bred for ethanol preference. It is unknown whether stress enhances drinking in SUS rats or FST behavior in P and non-preferring (NP) rats. (More)
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