D2 dopamine modulation of corticoaccumbens synaptic responses changes during adolescence.

@article{BenoitMarand2008D2DM,
  title={D2 dopamine modulation of corticoaccumbens synaptic responses changes during adolescence.},
  author={Marianne Benoit-Marand and Patricio O'Donnell},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={1364-72}
}
Dopaminergic afferents from the ventral tegmental area (VTA) modulate information processing in the nucleus accumbens (NA), a brain region critical for motivation and reward mechanisms. In NA medium spiny neurons (MSNs) from young rats, D(2) agonists have been shown to decrease the amplitude of corticoaccumbens synaptic responses. As several dopamine-related functions change during adolescence, we assessed the D(2) modulation of cortical inputs with whole-cell recordings in slices obtained from… CONTINUE READING
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