The dopaminergic hyper‐responsiveness of the shell of the nucleus accumbens is hormone‐dependent

@article{Barrot2000TheDH,
  title={The dopaminergic hyper‐responsiveness of the shell of the nucleus accumbens is hormone‐dependent},
  author={Michel Barrot and Michela Micky Marinelli and Djoher Nora Abrous and Françoise Rougé-Pont and Michel Le Moal and Pier Vincenzo Piazza},
  journal={European Journal of Neuroscience},
  year={2000},
  volume={12}
}
The dopaminergic projection to the shell of the nucleus accumbens is the most reactive to stress, reward and drugs of abuse and this subregion of the nucleus accumbens is also considered a target of therapeutic effects of atypical antipsychotic drugs (APD). In this report we show, by means of in vivo microdialysis and Fos immunohistochemistry, that the hyper‐responsiveness which characterizes the dopaminergic transmission to the shell is dependent on glucocorticoid hormones. In Sprague‐Dawley… 

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