Modulation of glutamatergic synaptic transmission in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis.

@article{McElligott2009ModulationOG,
  title={Modulation of glutamatergic synaptic transmission in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis.},
  author={Zoe A McElligott and Danny G. Winder},
  journal={Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 8},
  pages={1329-35}
}
Glutamate, catecholamine and neuropeptide signaling within the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) have all been identified as key participants in anxiety-like behaviors and behaviors related to withdrawal from exposure to substances of abuse. The BNST is thought to serve as a key relay between limbic cognitive centers and reward, stress and anxiety nuclei. Human studies and animal models have demonstrated that stressors and drugs of abuse can result in long term behavioral modifications… CONTINUE READING
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