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The aim of the present study was to determine the involvement of the median raphe serotonergic system in the effects of ketamine on anxiety behaviours and related memory. The effects of ketamine pretreatment (3 and 10 mg/kg, i.p.) on three types of fear-motivated behaviours, unconditioned one-way escape, conditioned avoidance and freezing were tested.(More)
The brain serotonin is involved in mediation of emotional behaviour including anxiety and related fear conditioning. It is known that the median raphe nucleus (MRN) is the origin of a serotonergic pathway and mainly innervates septo-hippocampal formation which plays an important role in emotional cognition. However, its regulatory role in different types of(More)
Paw preference and paw frequency was studied in female rats. Paw preference was assessed using a modified version of food reaching task in quadrupedal position. Of 68 rats, 56 (82.4%) were right-handed, 7 (10.3%) were left-handed, and 5 (7.4%) were mixed-handed. There were significantly more right-handers than left-handers. The distribution of right minus(More)
Experiments were performed to identify the ionic basis of membrane potential changes in the Rana cameranoi egg, from prior to fertilization through the first cleavage. The membrane potential was monitored continuously during this period. Ten per cent Ringer was used as the recording solution in the control group. The effects of Na+ or Ca2+ conductances were(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of excitotoxic damage of the serotonergic cell bodies in the median raphe nucleus (MRN) on the scopolamine-induced working memory deficits in a single-trial light/dark inhibitory avoidance task. Rats were given 1 mg/kg of scopolamine hydrobromide (intraperitonal, i.p.) or saline before the(More)
The experiments investigated the interactions between median raphe nucleus (MRN) serotonergic and septo-hippocampal muscarinic cholinergic systems in the modulation of forming and storing performances of working memory. Rats with ibotenic acid-induced MRN-lesion bilaterally received scopolamine (2-4 microg/each side) infusion into the dentate gyrus of the(More)
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