Peripheral benzodiazepine receptors in cerebral cortex, but not in internal organs, are increased following inescapable stress and subsequent avoidance/escape shuttle-box testing.

@article{Lehmann1999PeripheralBR,
  title={Peripheral benzodiazepine receptors in cerebral cortex, but not in internal organs, are increased following inescapable stress and subsequent avoidance/escape shuttle-box testing.},
  author={Julia Lehmann and Ronit Weizman and Christopher R. Pryce and Svetlana Leschiner and I Allmann and Joram Feldon and Moshe Gavish},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1999},
  volume={851 1-2},
  pages={141-7}
}
Stress-induced alterations in peripheral benzodiazepine receptor (PBR) density have been reported in humans and in rats. However, the PBR response is highly specific, and its function remains largely unexplained. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between behavior in the two-way active avoidance paradigm (2WAA) and post-test… CONTINUE READING