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Drug-Dependent Requirement of Hippocampal Neurogenesis in a Model of Depression and of Antidepressant Reversal
BACKGROUND Depression and anxiety disorders have been linked to dysfunction of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and structural changes within the hippocampus. Unpredictable chronic mildExpand
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Deficit in BDNF does not increase vulnerability to stress but dampens antidepressant-like effects in the unpredictable chronic mild stress
Despite growing evidences of an association between brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and antidepressant effects, the neurotrophic hypothesis of depression is challenged by the paucity ofExpand
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Activation of orexin neurons in dorsomedial/perifornical hypothalamus and antidepressant reversal in a rodent model of depression
Chronic stressful life events are risk factors for depression often accompanied by homeostatic disturbances. Hypothalamic neuropeptides, such as orexins (OXs) and melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH),Expand
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n-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation reverses stress-induced modifications on brain monoamine levels in mice Published, JLR Papers in Press, November 8, 2007.
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of supplementation with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on stress responses in mice subjected to an unpredictable chronic mild stress (UCMS)Expand
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Activation of ventrolateral medullary neurons projecting to spinal autonomic areas after chemical stimulation of the central nucleus of amygdala: a neuroanatomical study in the rat
Several studies have shown that the central nucleus of amygdala is involved in cardiovascular regulation. The control of this function may be mediated by activation of the ventrolateral medullaExpand
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Effect of dorsal periaqueductal gray lesions on cardiovascular and behavioral responses to cat odor exposure in rats
Previously we demonstrated Fos expression in the dorsal periaqueductal gray (DPAG) of the rat following cat odor exposure. Further work correlated the response to cat odor with a sustained bloodExpand
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Rodent models for autism: A critical review
We review 15 rodent models proposed for exploring autistic behaviours. There are two main types of behavioural tests that are relevant to autism, these include tests of social behaviour andExpand
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Expression of cardiovascular and behavioural components of conditioned fear to context in T4 spinally transected rats
A spinal cord transection at the fourth thoracic level (T4) results in paraplegia. It also removes supraspinal control of sympathetic outflow to most viscera and their blood vessels but spares theExpand
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Effect of dorsal periaqueductal gray lesion on cardiovascular and behavioural responses to contextual conditioned fear in rats
Contextual conditioned fear in the rat is characterized by a freezing immobility associated with a marked increase in blood pressure, a slow increase in heart rate, and ultrasonic vocalizations. AExpand
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Activation of adrenal preganglionic neurons during autonomic dysreflexia in the chronic spinal cord-injured rat
Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) occurs in a majority of high paraplegic and quadriplegic patients and is particularly characterized by a paroxysmal hypertension elicited by somatic or visceral stimuli. WeExpand
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