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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921140/cocaine-administration-dose-dependently-increases-sexual-desire-and-decreases-condom-use-likelihood-the-role-of-delay-and-probability-discounting-in-connecting-cocaine-with-hiv
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Matthew W Johnson, Evan S Herrmann, Mary M Sweeney, Robert S LeComte, Patrick S Johnson
OBJECTIVES: Although cocaine use has been linked to sexual HIV risk behavior for decades, the direct effects of cocaine on sexual desire and sexual decision-making are unexamined. Research suggests delay discounting (devaluation of future outcomes) and probability discounting (devaluation of uncertain outcomes) play roles in condom use decisions. This study examined the effect of cocaine administration on sexual desire, hypothetical condom use, and discounting tasks. METHODS: This double-blind, within-subjects study compared the effects of 0, 125, and 250 mg/70 kg oral cocaine HCl in 12 cocaine users...
December 5, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921139/reduced-inattention-and-hyperactivity-and-improved-cognition-after-marine-oil-extract-pcso-524%C3%A2-supplementation-in-children-and-adolescents-with-clinical-and-subclinical-symptoms-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo
#2
James D Kean, Jerome Sarris, Andrew Scholey, Richard Silberstein, Luke A Downey, Con Stough
INTRODUCTION: This study investigated the effects of a marine oil extract (PCSO-524®) on inattention, hyperactivity, mood and cognition in children and adolescents. PCSO-524® is a standardised lipid extract of the New Zealand green-lipped mussel and is an inflammatory modulator that inhibits the 5'-lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase pathways and decreases concentrations of the pro-inflammatory arachidonic acid (AA). METHODS: PCSO-524® or a matched placebo was administered for 14 weeks to 144 participants (123 males/21 females; mean age 8...
December 5, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909746/brain-glutamate-in-anorexia-nervosa-a-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-case-control-study-at-7-tesla
#3
Beata R Godlewska, Alexandra Pike, Ann L Sharpley, Agnes Ayton, Rebecca J Park, Philip J Cowen, Uzay E Emir
RATIONALE: Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a serious psychiatric disorder with high morbidity and mortality. There are no established pharmacological treatments and the neurobiology of the condition is poorly understood. Previous studies using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) have shown that AN may be associated with reductions in indices of brain glutamate; however, at conventional field strengths (≤3 T), it is difficult to separate glutamate from its precursor and metabolite, glutamine...
December 1, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896378/reply-to-kynurenic-acid-and-alcohol-and-cocaine-dependence-novel-effects-and-multiple-mechanisms
#4
LETTER
Valentina Vengeliene
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896377/self-administration-and-behavioral-economics-of-second-generation-synthetic-cathinones-in-male-rats
#5
S L Huskinson, J E Naylor, E A Townsend, J K Rowlett, B E Blough, K B Freeman
RATIONALE: Synthetic cathinones have become increasingly available as drugs of abuse. Distribution of these drugs is made possible by altering the chemical structures of prohibited cathinones and marketing them under misleading labels. Very little is known about the relative reinforcing effectiveness of new synthetic cathinones relative to known drugs of abuse. OBJECTIVE: We examined self-administration of three second-generation synthetic cathinones: alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone (alpha-PVP), 4-methyl-N-ethylcathinone (4-MEC), and 4-methyl-alpha-pyrrolidinopropiophenone (4-MePPP) relative to methamphetamine...
November 28, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888284/attenuation-of-the-anxiogenic-effects-of-cocaine-by-5-ht1b-autoreceptor-stimulation-in-the-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminalis-of-rats
#6
Adam K Klein, Michael A Brito, Sayeh Akhavan, Dylan R Flanagan, Nikki Le, Tatum Ohana, Anand S Patil, Erin M Purvis, Carl Provenzano, Alex Wei, Lucy Zhou, Aaron Ettenberg
RATIONALE: Cocaine produces significant aversive/anxiogenic actions whose underlying neurobiology remains unclear. A possible substrate contributing to these actions is the serotonergic (5-HT) pathway projecting from the dorsal raphé (DRN) to regions of the extended amygdala, including the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) which have been implicated in the production of anxiogenic states. OBJECTIVES: The present study examined the contribution of 5-HT signaling within the BNST to the anxiogenic effects of cocaine as measured in a runway model of drug self-administration...
November 25, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888283/retrograde-conditioning-of-place-preference-and-motor-activity-with-cocaine-in-mice
#7
Ritu A Shetty, Margaret A Rutledge, Michael J Forster
RATIONALE: In order to improve understanding of the nature of drug-associated memory, the current studies addressed whether conditioned place preference (CPP) could develop under conditions in which there was a delay between presentation of context and drug exposure (i.e., retrograde or trace conditioning). OBJECTIVES: The objective was to assess development of CPP when cocaine or methamphetamine was injected simultaneously with exposure to a salient context (S+), or after delays differing in length...
November 25, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885412/kynurenic-acid-and-alcohol-and-cocaine-dependence-novel-effects-and-multiple-mechanisms
#8
LETTER
Abdulla A-B Badawy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 24, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885411/scopolamine-disrupts-place-navigation-in-rats-and-humans-a-translational-validation-of-the-hidden-goal-task-in-the-morris-water-maze-and-a-real-maze-for-humans
#9
Jan Laczó, Hana Markova, Veronika Lobellova, Ivana Gazova, Martina Parizkova, Jiri Cerman, Tereza Nekovarova, Karel Vales, Sylva Klovrzova, John Harrison, Manfred Windisch, Kamil Vlcek, Jan Svoboda, Jakub Hort, Ales Stuchlik
RATIONALE: Development of new drugs for treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD) requires valid paradigms for testing their efficacy and sensitive tests validated in translational research. OBJECTIVES: We present validation of a place-navigation task, a Hidden Goal Task (HGT) based on the Morris water maze (MWM), in comparable animal and human protocols. METHODS: We used scopolamine to model cognitive dysfunction similar to that seen in AD and donepezil, a symptomatic medication for AD, to assess its potential reversible effect on this scopolamine-induced cognitive dysfunction...
November 24, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882396/athina-markou-s-contributions-to-treatment-development-for-mental-illnesses-a-perspective
#10
EDITORIAL
Lois Winsky, Linda S Brady
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 24, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858086/interaction-between-nmda-and-cb2-function-in-the-dorsal-hippocampus-on-memory-consolidation-impairment-an-isobologram-analysis
#11
Mohammad Nasehi, Marziyeh Hajikhani, Mohaddeseh Ebrahimi-Ghiri, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast
RATIONALE: Convincing evidence has supported the pivotal role of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) and CB2Rs in the regulation of learning and memory. OBJECTIVE: In this study, the role of hippocampal (CA1 region) CB2 receptors on aversive memory consolidation deficit induced by D-AP5, a NMDA receptor antagonist, was evaluated. METHODS: Adult male Wistar rats received cannula implants that bilaterally targeted the CA1 region. Long-term memory was examined using the step-through type of passive avoidance task...
November 17, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847973/metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-5-as-a-potential-target-for-smoking-cessation
#12
REVIEW
Cristiano Chiamulera, Claudio Marcello Marzo, David J K Balfour
RATIONALE: Most habitual smokers find it difficult to quit smoking because they are dependent upon the nicotine present in tobacco smoke. Tobacco dependence is commonly treated pharmacologically using nicotine replacement therapy or drugs, such as varenicline, that target the nicotinic receptor. Relapse rates, however, remain high, and there remains a need to develop novel non-nicotinic pharmacotherapies for the dependence that are more effective than existing treatments. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper is to review the evidence from preclinical and clinical studies that drugs that antagonise the metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5) in the brain are likely to be efficacious as treatments for tobacco dependence...
November 16, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844095/antidepressant-effects-of-combination-of-brexpiprazole-and-fluoxetine-on-depression-like-behavior-and-dendritic-changes-in-mice-after-inflammation
#13
Min Ma, Qian Ren, Chun Yang, Ji-Chun Zhang, Wei Yao, Chao Dong, Yuta Ohgi, Takashi Futamura, Kenji Hashimoto
RATIONALE: Addition of low doses of atypical antipsychotic drugs with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) could promote a rapid antidepressant effect in treatment-resistant patients with major depression. Brexpiprazole, a new atypical antipsychotic drug, has been used as adjunctive therapy for the treatment of major depression. OBJECTIVES: The present study was undertaken to examine whether brexpiprazole could augment antidepressant effects of the SSRI fluoxetine in an inflammation model of depression...
November 15, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844094/attenuation-of-nicotine-taking-and-seeking-in-rats-by-the-stoichiometry-selective-alpha4beta2-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-positive-allosteric-modulator-ns9283
#14
John J Maurer, Karin Sandager-Nielsen, Heath D Schmidt
RATIONALE: The rewarding and reinforcing effects of nicotine are produced, in large part, by activation of neuronal α4β2* nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs), pentameric protein complexes comprised of different stoichiometries of α4 and β2 subunits. However, little is known about the functional role of distinct subtypes of α4β2* nAChRs in nicotine addiction. OBJECTIVES: NS9283 represents a new class of stoichiometry-selective positive allosteric modulators (PAMs) that selectively bind to α4β2 nAChRs containing three α4 and two β2 subunits (3(α4)2(β2) nAChRs)...
November 14, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27838748/effects-of-the-benzodiazepine-inverse-agonist-fg7142-on-the-structure-of-anxiety-related-behavior-of-male-wistar-rats-tested-in-hole-board
#15
Maurizio Casarrubea, Fabiana Faulisi, Massimiliano Pensabene, Claudio Mendola, Riccardo Dell'Utri, Maurizio Cardaci, Andrea Santangelo, Giuseppe Crescimanno
RATIONALE: Little is known about the structural characteristics of the behavior of rats with enhanced anxiety level. To fill this gap, a study was undertaken where effects of an anxiogenic drug were examined on behavioral structure of rats tested in hole board. OBJECTIVES: This study investigates effects of increased anxiety level on the structure of the behavior of rats tested in hole board METHODS: Different doses of FG7142 (1, 4, 8 mg/kg IP), a potent anxiety-inducing drug, were administered to three groups of male Wistar rats...
November 12, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27838747/ethanol-induced-antidepressant-like-effect-in-the-mouse-forced-swimming-test-modulation-by-serotonergic-system
#16
Nishant S Jain, Uday Kannamwar, Lokesh Verma
AIM: The present investigation explored the modulatory role of serotonergic transmission in the acute ethanol-induced effects on immobility time in the mouse forced swim test (FST). METHODS AND RESULTS: Acute i.p. administration of ethanol (20% w/v, 2 or 2.5 g/kg, i.p.) decreased the immobility time in FST of mice, indicating its antidepressant-like effect while lower doses of ethanol (1, 1.5 g/kg, i.p.) were devoid of any effect in the FST. The mice pre-treated with a sub-effective dose of 5-HT2A agonist, DOI (10 μg/mouse, i...
November 12, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27838746/alcohol-consumption-as-a-predictor-of-reactivity-to-smoking-and-stress-cues-presented-in-the-natural-environment-of-smokers
#17
Rachel L Tomko, Michael E Saladin, Erin A McClure, Lindsay M Squeglia, Matthew J Carpenter, Stephen T Tiffany, Nathaniel L Baker, Kevin M Gray
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE: The high prevalence of co-occurring alcohol and tobacco use underscores the importance of understanding the influence of alcohol consumption on risk factors for smoking and relapse. Alcohol has been shown to impact reactivity to smoking and stress-related cues, both of which are common antecedents to smoking and smoking relapse. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the current study is to examine associations between alcohol use, cigarette craving, and stress reactivity following exposure to smoking and stress cues delivered in participants' daily lives...
November 12, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837334/mechanism-of-depression-as-a-risk-factor-in-the-development-of-alzheimer-s-disease-the-function-of-aqp4-and-the-glymphatic-system
#18
Maosheng Xia, Li Yang, Guangfeng Sun, Shuang Qi, Baoman Li
BACKGROUND: Many studies have indicated that a history of depression increases the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD); however, the potential pathogenestic mechanism by which depression functions as a high risk factor for AD remains unknown. Recently, a "cerebral lymphatic system" referred to as "glymphatic system" has been demonstrated to be responsible for neuronal extracellular waste protein clearance via a paravascular pathway. However, the function of glymphatic pathway has not been determined in depressive disorders...
November 12, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837333/individual-differences-in-food-cue-responsivity-are-associated-with-acute-and-repeated-cocaine-induced-vocalizations-but-not-cue-induced-vocalizations
#19
Jordan A Tripi, Micheal L Dent, Paul J Meyer
RATIONALE: Individuals prone to attribute incentive salience to food-associated stimuli ("cues") are also more sensitive to cues during drug seeking and drug taking. This may be due in part to a difference in sensitivity to the affective or other stimulus properties of the drug. In rats, these properties are associated with 50-kHz ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs), in that they are elicited during putative positive affective and motivational states, including in response to drugs of abuse...
November 11, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837332/effects-of-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-ligands-on-sensitivity-to-reinforcer-magnitude-and-delayed-reinforcement-in-a-delay-discounting-procedure
#20
Justin R Yates, Benjamin T Gunkel, Katherine K Rogers, Mallory N Hughes, Nicholas A Prior
RATIONALE: The N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor has been recently identified as an important mediator of impulsive choice, as assessed in delay discounting. Although discounting is independently influenced by sensitivity to reinforcer magnitude and delayed reinforcement, few studies have examined how NMDA receptor ligands differentially affect these parameters. OBJECTIVES: The current study examined the effects of various NMDA receptor ligands on sensitivity to reinforcer magnitude and delayed reinforcement in a delay-discounting procedure...
November 11, 2016: Psychopharmacology
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