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A proposal for the classification of sigma binding sites.
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Methylphenidate and MDMA adolescent exposure in mice: long-lasting consequences on cocaine-induced reward and psychomotor stimulation in adulthood
Pre-exposure to psychostimulants enhances the rewarding and psychomotor stimulating effects of subsequent drug exposure. Currently, there is a prevalence of adolescent exposure to theExpand
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Long-term memory of cocaine-associated context: disruption and reinstatement
Long-term memory of cocaine-associated context was established by conditioned place preference learning. After 1 week, exposure to context in the absence of cocaine (memory retrieval) was paired withExpand
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Blockade of alcohol-induced locomotor sensitization and conditioned place preference in DBA mice by 7-nitroindazole
Our previous studies indicated that inhibition or ablation of the neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) prevents the development of sensitization to the locomotor-stimulating effect of cocaine andExpand
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Modulation of cocaine- and methamphetamine-induced behavioral sensitization by inhibition of brain nitric oxide synthase.
  • Y. Itzhak
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • The Journal of pharmacology and experimental…
  • 1 August 1997
Evidence suggests the existence of multiple interactions between dopamine, glutamate and nitric oxide (NO) in brain structures associated with psychomotor stimulation. The present study wasExpand
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Effects of cocaine, nicotine, dizocipline and alcohol on mice locomotor activity: cocaine–alcohol cross-sensitization involves upregulation of striatal dopamine transporter binding sites
We investigated if repeated administration of cocaine, nicotine, dizocipline (MK-801) and alcohol yields behavioral cross-sensitization between these agents. Swiss Webster mice received in their homeExpand
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Cocaine-induced Conditioned Place Preference in Mice: Induction, Extinction and Reinstatement by Related Psychostimulants
Reinstatement of drug-seeking behavior in animals is relevant to drug relapse in humans. In the present study, we employed the conditioned place preference (CPP) paradigm to investigate theExpand
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7‐Nitroindazole blocks nicotine‐induced conditioned place preference but not LiCl‐induced conditioned place aversion
We have shown previously that the neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) is involved in the rewarding effect of cocaine as determined by the conditioned place preference (CPP) paradigm. In the presentExpand
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Role of the NMDA receptor and nitric oxide in memory reconsolidation of cocaine-induced conditioned place preference in mice.
  • Y. Itzhak
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1 October 2008
Classical pavlovian conditioning has a major role in the development and persistence of drug addiction. Appetitive conditioning by drug reward, as measured by the conditioned place preference (CPP)Expand
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Sensitization to the toxic effects of cocaine in mice is associated with the regulation of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors in the cortex.
  • Y. Itzhak, I. Stein
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • The Journal of pharmacology and experimental…
  • 1 August 1992
Repeated exposure to cocaine results in sensitization to many of the behavioral effects of the drug. The present study was undertaken to examine the role of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) type ofExpand
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