Narcoleptic episodes in orexin-deficient mice are increased by both attractive and aversive odors.


Orexin-deficient mice are an established animal model for narcolepsy. In human patients, narcoleptic events are mainly triggered by emotional events. However, the role of emotional stimuli in murine narcolepsy is not well understood. The present study investigated the effects of attractive and aversive odor stimuli, i.e., urine samples of coyote and female… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.04.005