Anxiolytic effects of ethanol are partially related to a reduced expression of adenylyl cyclase 5 but not to μ-opioid receptor activation in rat nucleus accumbens.

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Anxiolytic effects of alcohol participate in the reinforcing properties of the drug, in which nucleus accumbens (NAcc) is implicated. The opioidergic system in NAcc is considered a main pathway involved in the emotional responses of animals: rats microinjected with morphine in NAcc and the systemic administration of μ-opioid receptors (MOR) agonists yield… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2012.07.036

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@article{MoralesMulia2012AnxiolyticEO, title={Anxiolytic effects of ethanol are partially related to a reduced expression of adenylyl cyclase 5 but not to μ-opioid receptor activation in rat nucleus accumbens.}, author={Marcela Morales-Mulia and Erika Estrada-Camarena and Michelle I Amaya and Silvia Mej{\'i}a-Mauries and Isabel Sollozo-Dupont and Guadalupe Mengod and Patricia de Gortari}, journal={Behavioural brain research}, year={2012}, volume={235 2}, pages={189-94} }