Tomek Jan Banasikowski

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Phencyclidine (PCP), an antagonist at the N-methyl-D-aspartate subtype of ionotropic glutamatergic receptors, decreases gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic inhibition, suggesting that changes in GABAergic receptor function underlie behavioral and cognitive deficits resulting from repeated administration of PCP. To test this hypothesis, male Sprague-Dawley(More)
Neurotransmission at dopamine (DA) and glutamate synapses has been implicated in conditioning place preference (CPP) in rats, but different receptor subtypes may be differentially involved in acquisition and expression. A balanced CPP was used to study the role of DA D2 and D3 and glutamatergic α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid(More)
Dopamine receptors play a critical role in reward-related learning, but receptor subtypes may be differentially involved. D2-preferring receptor antagonists, e.g., haloperidol, attenuate acquisition of cocaine-conditioned motor activity at doses that fail to block expression. We compared haloperidol(More)
Dopamine D3 receptors (Drd3) have been implicated in the control of responding by drug-related conditioned incentive stimuli. We review recent studies of the effects of Drd3 antagonists or partial agonists on the control of self-administration of intravenous (IV) cocaine, IV morphine and oral ethanol on reward-rich and lean schedules, in reinstatement(More)
Haloperidol, a dopamine (DA) D2 receptor-preferring antagonist, produces catalepsy whereby animals maintain awkward posture for a period of time. Sub-threshold doses of haloperidol fail to produce catalepsy initially, however, when the drug is given repeatedly in the same test environment, gradual day-to-day increases in catalepsy are observed. More(More)
Decreases in brain dopamine (DA) lead to catalepsy, quantified by the time a rat remains with its forepaws resting on a suspended horizontal bar. Low doses of the DA D2 receptor-preferring antagonist haloperidol repeatedly injected in a particular environment lead to gradual day-to-day increases in catalepsy (catalepsy sensitization) and subsequent testing(More)
Antipsychotic drugs (APDs) have been classified as typical or atypical based on their liability to produce extrapyramidal side effects: atypical APDs are less likely to produce extrapyamidal side effects at therapeutic doses. Evidence from immediate early gene immunohistochemical, electrophysiological, microdialysis, imaging, and behavioral studies suggests(More)
Although lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is widely used to examine immune behavior relationships there has been little consideration of the effects of low doses and the roles of sensitization and, or tolerance. Here low doses of LPS (1.0, 5.0 and 25.0 μg/kg) were peripherally administered to male mice on Days 1, 4, 28 and 32 after a baseline recording of(More)
Schedule-induced polydipsia (SIP) is excessive, non-regulatory drinking. We aimed to identify phenotypic learning traits representative of neural circuitry that underlies SIP and hypothesized that rats that are response-learners will be more susceptible in developing compulsive water drinking. Using the Y-maze, the rats were characterized as either place-(More)