Rebecca D Supina

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AIM Stress and glucocorticoids can influence movement performance and pathologies of the motor system. The classic notion assumes that the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) mediates the majority of stress-induced behavioral changes. Nevertheless, recent findings have attributed a more prominent role to the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) in modulating behavior.(More)
Previous studies have associated stress with poor outcome in individuals affected by stroke. It was suggested that the effects of stress depend on the stressor's type and strength. Here we compare the effects of chronic predictable restraint stress and chronic unpredictable variable stress on motor recovery after focal lesion in the rat motor cortex. Adult(More)
iii " Stress is an aspect of our daily lives and conversations and yet there is considerable ambiguity in the meaning of this word. " Bruce S. McEwen, 2000. iv Thesis Abstract Stress is one of the most critical influences on behavior, performance and disease. Recent findings from our laboratory have shown that stress represents a major modulator of motor(More)
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