Changes in D1 but not D2 dopamine or mu-opioid receptor expression in limbic and motor structures after lateral hypothalamus electrical self-stimulation: A quantitative autoradiographic study.

@article{Simn2016ChangesID,
  title={Changes in D1 but not D2 dopamine or mu-opioid receptor expression in limbic and motor structures after lateral hypothalamus electrical self-stimulation: A quantitative autoradiographic study.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Sim{\'o}n and Alejandro Higuera-Matas and David Roura-Mart{\'i}nez and Marcos Ucha and Raquel Santos-Toscano and Carmen Garc{\'i}a-Lecumberri and Emilio Ambrosio and Amadeo Puerto},
  journal={Neurobiology of learning and memory},
  year={2016},
  volume={127},
  pages={17-26}
}
Intracranial self-stimulation (ICSS) of the lateral hypothalamus (LH) is involved in the activation of neuroanatomical systems that are also associated with the processing of natural and other artificial rewarding stimuli. Specific components of this behavior (hedonic impact, learning, and motor behavior) may involve changes in different neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and opioids. In this study, quantitative autoradiography was used to examine changes in mu-opioid and D1/D2-dopamine… CONTINUE READING