Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase in the Basolateral Amygdala, but not the Nucleus Accumbens Core, is Critical for Context-Response-Cocaine Memory Reconsolidation in Rats

@article{Wells2013ExtracellularSK,
  title={Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase in the Basolateral Amygdala, but not the Nucleus Accumbens Core, is Critical for Context-Response-Cocaine Memory Reconsolidation in Rats},
  author={Audrey M. Wells and Amy A. Arguello and Xiaohu Xie and Megan A Blanton and Heather C. Lasseter and Andrew M. Reittinger and Rita A. Fuchs},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2013},
  volume={38},
  pages={753-762}
}
The reconsolidation of cocaine memories following retrieval is necessary for the sustained ability of a cocaine-paired environmental context to elicit cocaine seeking. Extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) is an intracellular signaling molecule involved in nucleus accumbens core (NACc)-mediated reconsolidation of Pavlovian cocaine memories. Here, we used a rodent model of drug context-elicited relapse to test the hypothesis that ERK would be similarly required for the reconsolidation of… CONTINUE READING

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