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Individuals of high anxiety-related behaviour (HAB) and low anxiety-related behaviour (LAB) rat lines were selectively bred for differences in anxiety-related behaviour on the elevated plus-maze. The goal of this study was to investigate whether this behavioural difference is restricted to the test used as the selection criterion or whether it is a stable(More)
Recently, two Wistar rat lines, bred and selected for either high (HAB) or low (LAB) anxiety-related behavior on the elevated plus-maze, were described as a novel psychopathologic animal model. The behavioral and neuroendocrine responses to exposure to an emotional stressor were markedly enhanced in HAB rats compared with LAB rats, thus resembling patients(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the functional role the two corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) receptor subtypes play in regulating the behavioural performance of rats in various well-defined test situations. Antisense oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs) corresponding to either the rat CRH1 or CRH2 receptor mRNA were infused chronically into the(More)
During the last 2 days of pregnancy in rats, basal corticosterone secretion is enhanced, although the response of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis to emotional and physical stressors is blunted, independent of the action of endogenous opioids. In this study, alterations in the reactivity of the HPA axis, which may accompany(More)
Adult male Brown Norway rats were long-term intracerebroventricularly (i.c.v.) infused with antisense oligodeoxynucleotides (18-mer, double endcapped phosphorothioate protected) targeting either mineralocorticoid or glucocorticoid receptor mRNA, or received the respective mixed bases sequence or vehicle. Mineralocorticoid receptor-mixed bases and(More)
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