Veronica C Oropeza

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Cannabinoid agonists modulate a variety of behavioral functions by activating cannabinoid receptors that are widely distributed throughout the central nervous system. In the present study, norepinephrine efflux was assessed in the frontal cortex of rats that received a systemic administration of the cannabinoid agonist, WIN 55,212-2. The synthetic(More)
Cannabinoid agonists exert complex actions on modulatory neurotransmitters involved in attention and cognition. Previous studies have demonstrated that acute systemic administration of the synthetic cannabinoid agonist, WIN 55,212-2, increases norepinephrine efflux in the rat frontal cortex. In an effort to elucidate whether cannabinoid (CB1) receptors are(More)
Spacing patterns are of fundamental importance in various repeated structures which develop at regular intervals such as feathers, teeth and insect ommatidia. The mouse tongue develops a regular papilla pattern and provides a good model to study pattern formation. We examined the expression patterns of the signalling molecules, sonic hedgehog (Shh), bone(More)
The present study examined the impact of repeated administration of a synthetic cannabinoid agonist, WIN 55,212-2 on the coeruleo-cortical pathway, a circuit implicated in anxiety. Male Sprague-Dawley rats received repeated systemic injections of WIN 55,212-2 (3.0 mg/kg). A separate group of rats received repeated WIN 55,212-2 injections followed by a(More)
Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, activates specific cannabinoid (CB) receptors to exert complex actions on modulatory neurotransmitters involved in attention and cognition. Previous research has demonstrated that systemic administration of the synthetic cannabinoid agonist, WIN 55,212-2, increases norepinephrine(More)
We previously described a decrease in withdrawal behaviors in opiate-dependent rats that were chronically treated with very low doses of naltrexone in their drinking water. Attenuated expression of withdrawal behaviors correlated with decreased c-Fos expression and intracellular signal transduction elements [protein kinase A regulatory subunit II (PKA) and(More)
BACKGROUND Different regimens of agonist and antagonist drugs have been used in opioid withdrawal management, with variable results. We examined whether administering extremely small quantities of opiate antagonists in the presence of opiate agonist drugs reduces withdrawal expression. METHODS Forty-one male Sprague-Dawley rats were implanted with(More)
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