Differential Behavioral and Neurobiological Effects of Chronic Corticosterone Treatment in Adolescent and Adult Rats

@inproceedings{Li2017DifferentialBA,
  title={Differential Behavioral and Neurobiological Effects of Chronic Corticosterone Treatment in Adolescent and Adult Rats},
  author={Jitao Li and Xiaomeng Xie and Youhong Li and Xiao Liu and Xuemei Liao and Yunai Su and Tian-Mei Si},
  booktitle={Front. Mol. Neurosci.},
  year={2017}
}
Adolescence is a critical period with ongoing maturational processes in stress-sensitive systems. While adolescent individuals show heightened stress-induced hormonal responses compared to adults, it is unclear whether and how the behavioral and neurobiological consequences of chronic stress would differ between the two age groups. Here we address this issue by examining the effects of chronic exposure to the stress hormone, corticosterone (CORT), in both adolescent and adult animals. Male… CONTINUE READING
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