Stuart B. Savage

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Dysregulated cholinergic neurotransmission has been implicated in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, particularly negative symptoms and cognitive deficits. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of neocortical cholinergic innervation and of the N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist phencyclidine (PCP) on social interaction and(More)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate, by use of in vivo microdialysis technique, the regulatory role of galanin on acetylcholine (ACh) release in the CA1, CA3, and dentate gyrus (DG) subregions of rat dorsal and ventral hippocampus. In the ventral hippocampus, local infusions of galanin (1.5 nmol) into CA1, and CA3, but not DG (3 nmol),(More)
The cortical cholinergic innervation, which is important for memory and cognition, has been implicated in schizophrenia. To experimentally analyze such a possible role of the cholinergic system, we have used the dissociative drug phencyclidine (PCP), known to produce schizophrenia-like psychosis in humans, to model aspects of schizophrenia in rats. We(More)
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