Changes of micro-opioid receptors and GABA in visual cortex of chronic morphine treated rats.

@article{Li2007ChangesOM,
  title={Changes of micro-opioid receptors and GABA in visual cortex of chronic morphine treated rats.},
  author={Yanfei Li and Lihua He and Qin Chen and Yifeng Zhou},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2007},
  volume={428 1},
  pages={11-6}
}
Electrophysiological and biochemical studies have indicated that GABAergic modulation is involved in the opioid-induced altering of response properties of visual cortical cells and impairing of short-term synaptic plasticity in the geniculo-cortical visual pathway. The aim of the current study was to examine whether there were changes in the localization and density of micro-opioid receptor subtype (MOR1) and GABA in the visual cortex of morphine-dependent and abstinent rats. Immunofluorescence… CONTINUE READING