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Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726801/accumbens-mechanisms-for-cued-sucrose-seeking
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Ana-Clara Bobadilla, Constanza Garcia-Keller, Jasper A Heinsbroek, Michael Scofield, Victoria Chareunsouk, Cara Monforton, Peter W Kalivas
Many studies support a perspective that addictive drugs usurp brain circuits used by natural rewards, especially for the dopamine-dependent reinforcing qualities of both drugs and natural rewards. Reinstated drug seeking in animal models of relapse relies on glutamate spillover from cortical terminals synapsing in the nucleus accumbens core (NAcore) to stimulate metabotropic glutamate receptor5 (mGluR5) on neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) interneurons. Contrasting the release of dopamine that is shared by sucrose and drugs of abuse, reinstated sucrose seeking does not induce glutamate spillover...
July 20, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726800/role-of-nicotinamide-n-methyltransferase-in-dorsal-striatum-in-cocaine-place-preference
#2
Li Luo, Fei-Fei Shang, Hailei Long, Linhong Jiang, Ruiming Zhu, Qian Zhao, Hui Gu, Jueying Kong, Wei Xu, Yinglan Zhao, Xiaobo Cen
Nicotinamide N-methyltransferase (NNMT) transfers the methyl from S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) to nicotinamide (NA) to produce S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine (SAH) and 1-methylnicotinamide (MeN). NNMT has been implicated in a variety of diseases; however, the role of NNMT in drug addiction is largely unknown. Here, we found that the expression of Nnmt was significantly upregulated in the dorsal striatum (DS) of cocaine-conditioned mice. Cocaine significantly decreased SAM/SAH ratio levels in the DS, which was accompanied with the decreased activities of Rac1 and RhoA...
July 20, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726799/the-insular-cortex-dynamically-maps-changes-in-cardiorespiratory-interoception
#3
Mahlega S Hassanpour, W Kyle Simmons, Justin S Feinstein, Qingfei Luo, Rachel Lapidus, Jerzy Bodurka, Martin P Paulus, Sahib S Khalsa
Palpitations and dyspnea are fundamental to the human experience of panic anxiety, but it remains unclear how the brain dynamically represents changes in these interoceptive sensations. We used isoproterenol, a rapidly acting peripheral beta-adrenergic agonist similar to adrenaline, to induce sensations of palpitation and dyspnea in healthy individuals (n=23) during arterial spin labeling (ASL) functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). We hypothesized that the right mid-insular cortex, a central recipient of viscerosensory input, would preferentially respond during the peak period of cardiorespiratory stimulation...
July 20, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722023/potential-involvement-of-impaired-bkca-channel-function-in-sensory-defensiveness-and-some-behavioral-disturbances-induced-by-unfamiliar-environment-in-a-mouse-model-of-fxs
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Maria Isabel Carreno-Munoz, Fabienne Martins, Maria Carmen Medrano, Elisabetta Aloisi, Susanna Pietropaolo, Corentin Dechaud, Enejda Subashi, Guillaume Bony, Melanie Ginger, Abdelmalik Moujahid, Andreas Frick, Xavier Leinekugel
In Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), sensory-hypersensitivity and impaired habituation is thought to result in attention overload and various behavioral abnormalities in reaction to the excessive and remanent salience of environment-features that would normally be ignored. This phenomenon, termed sensory defensiveness, has been proposed as the potential cause of hyperactivity, hyperarousal, and negative reactions to changes in routine that are often deleterious for FXS patients. However, the lack of tools for manipulating sensory-hypersensitivity has not allowed the experimental testing required to evaluate the relevance of this hypothesis...
July 19, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722022/opioid-release-after-high-intensity-interval-training-in-healthy-human-subjects
#5
Tiina Saanijoki, Lauri Tuominen, Jetro J Tuulari, Lauri Nummenmaa, Eveliina Arponen, Kari Kalliokoski, Jussi Hirvonen
Central opioidergic mechanisms may modulate the positive effects of physical exercise such as mood elevation and stress reduction. How exercise intensity and concomitant affective changes affect central opioidergic responses is unknown. We studied the effects of acute physical exercise on the cerebral μ-opioid receptors (MOR) of 22 healthy recreationally active males using positron emission tomography (PET) and the MOR-selective radioligand [(11)C]carfentanil. MOR binding was measured in three conditions on separate days: after a 60-min aerobic moderate-intensity exercise session, after a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) session, and after rest...
July 19, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722021/activation-of-the-gabaergic-parafacial-zone-maintains-sleep-and-counteracts-the-wake-promoting-action-of-the-psychostimulants-armodafinil-and-caffeine
#6
C Anaclet, K Griffith, P M Fuller
We previously reported that acute and selective activation of GABA-releasing parafacial zone (PZ(Vgat)) neurons in behaving mice produces slow-wave-sleep (SWS), even in the absence of sleep deficit, suggesting that these neurons may represent, at least in part, a key cellular substrate underlying sleep drive. It remains however to be determined if PZ(Vgat) neurons actively maintain, as oppose to simply gate, SWS. To begin to experimentally address this knowledge gap, we asked whether activation of PZ(Vgat) neurons could attenuate or block the wake-promoting effects of two widely used wake-promoting psychostimulants, armodafinil or caffeine...
July 19, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695893/dorsal-hippocampus-drives-context-induced-cocaine-seeking-via-inputs-to-lateral-septum
#7
Ellen M McGlinchey, Gary Aston-Jones
Lateral septum (LS) has re-emerged as an important structure in reward and addiction, but LS afferents that drive addiction behaviors are unknown. Here, we used a modified self-administration/reinstatement procedure combined with anatomical, pharmacological, and chemogenetic techniques to characterize LS, and hippocampal inputs to LS, in two established triggers of drug relapse-context- and cue-induced reinstatement of cocaine seeking. We found that inactivation of LS neurons attenuated both context- and cue-induced reinstatement of cocaine seeking...
July 11, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685757/social-learning-requires-plasticity-enhanced-by-fluoxetine-through-prefrontal-bdnf-trkb-signaling-to-limit-aggression-induced-by-post-weaning-social-isolation
#8
Éva Mikics, Ramon Guirado, Juzoh Umemori, Máté Tóth, László Biró, Christina Miskolczi, Diána Balázsfi, Dóra Zelena, Eero Castrén, József Haller, Nina N Karpova
Escalated or abnormal aggression induced by early adverse experiences is a growing issue of social concern and urges the development of effective treatment strategies. Here we report that synergistic interactions between psychosocial and biological factors specifically ameliorate escalated aggression induced by early adverse experiences. Rats reared in isolation from weaning until early adulthood showed abnormal forms of aggression and social deficits that were temporarily ameliorated by re-socialization, but aggression again escalated in a novel environment...
July 7, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685756/the-role-of-the-endocannabinoid-system-and-genetic-variation-in-adolescent-brain-development
#9
Heidi C Meyer, Francis S Lee, Dylan G Gee
During adolescence, both rodent and human studies have revealed dynamic changes in the developmental trajectories of corticolimbic structures, which are known to contribute to the regulation of fear and anxiety-related behaviors. The endocannabinoid (eCB) system critically regulates stress responsivity and anxiety throughout the lifespan. Emerging evidence suggests that during adolescence, changes in eCB signaling contribute to the maturation of local and corticolimbic circuit populations of neurons, such as mediating the balance between excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission within the prefrontal cortex...
July 7, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677665/reinforcing-effects-of-binary-mixtures-of-common-bath-salts-constituents-studies-with-3-4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone-mdpv-3-4-methylenedioxymethcathinone-methylone-and-caffeine-in-rats
#10
Brenda M Gannon, Kayla I Galindo, Melson P Mesmin, Kenner C Rice, Gregory T Collins
Bath salts use is associated with high rates of abuse, toxicity, and death. Bath salts preparations often contain mixtures of drugs including multiple synthetic cathinones (eg, 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone [MDPV] or 3,4-methylenedioxymethcathinone [methylone]) or synthetic cathinones and caffeine; however, little is known about whether interactions among bath salts constituents contribute to the abuse-related effects of bath salts preparations. This study used male Sprague Dawley rats responding under a progressive ratio schedule to quantify the reinforcing effectiveness of MDPV, methylone, and caffeine, administered alone and as binary mixtures (n=12 per mixture)...
July 5, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664928/co-activation-of-metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-3-and-beta-adrenergic-receptors-modulates-cyclic-amp-long-term-potentiation-and-disrupts-memory-reconsolidation
#11
Adam G Walker, Douglas J Sheffler, Andrew S Lewis, Jonathan W Dickerson, Daniel J Foster, Rebecca K Senter, Mark S Moehle, Xiaohui Lv, Branden J Stansley, Zixiu Xiang, Jerri M Rook, Kyle A Emmitte, Craig W Lindsley, P Jeffrey Conn
Activation of β-adrenergic receptors (βARs) enhances both the induction of long-term potentiation (LTP) in hippocampal CA1 pyramidal cells and hippocampal-dependent cognitive function. Interestingly, previous studies reveal that coincident activation of group II metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptors with βARs in the hippocampal astrocytes induces a large increase in cyclic-AMP (cAMP) accumulation and release of adenosine. Adenosine then acts on A1 adenosine receptors at neighboring excitatory Schaffer collateral terminals, which could counteract effects of activation of neuronal βARs on excitatory transmission...
June 30, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664927/low-striatal-dopamine-d2-type-receptor-availability-is-linked-to-simulated-drug-choice-in-methamphetamine-users
#12
Scott J Moeller, Kyoji Okita, Chelsea L Robertson, Michael E Ballard, Anna B Konova, Rita Z Goldstein, Mark A Mandelkern, Edythe D London
Individuals with drug use disorders seek drugs over other rewarding activities, and exhibit neurochemical deficits related to dopamine, which is involved in value-based learning and decision-making. Thus, a dopaminergic disturbance may underpin drug-biased choice in addiction. Classical drug-choice assessments, which offer drug-consumption opportunities, are inappropriate for addicted individuals seeking treatment or abstaining. Fifteen recently abstinent methamphetamine users and 15 healthy controls completed two laboratory paradigms of 'simulated' drug choice (choice for drug-related versus affectively pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral images), and underwent positron emission tomography measurements of dopamine D2-type receptor availability, indicated by binding potential (BPND) for [(18)F]fallypride...
June 30, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664926/memory-retention-involves-the-ventrolateral-orbitofrontal-cortex-comparison-with-the-basolateral-amygdala
#13
K S Zimmermann, C Li, D G Rainnie, K J Ressler, S L Gourley
The orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) is thought to link stimuli and actions with anticipated outcomes in order to sustain flexible behavior in an ever-changing environment. How it retains these associations to guide future behavior is less well-defined. Here we focused on one subregion of this heterogeneous structure, the ventrolateral OFC (VLO). CaMKII-driven inhibitory Gi-coupled Designer Receptors Exclusively Activated by Designer Drugs (DREADDs) were infused and subsequently activated by their ligand Clozapine-N-oxide (CNO) in conjunction with fear extinction training (a form of aversive conditioning) and response-outcome conditioning (a form of appetitive conditioning)...
June 30, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664925/evidence-for-immune-activation-and-resistance-to-glucocorticoids-following-childhood-maltreatment-in-adolescents-without-psychopathology
#14
Carine Hartmann do Prado, Rodrigo Grassi-Oliveira, Ledo Daruy Filho, Andréa Wieck, Moisés Evandro Bauer
Early life stress (ELS) increases the risk for psychopathology. Immune and endocrine changes have been reported in adults and are associated with maladaptation of stress-responsive systems. Here we investigated the effects of ELS on endocrine and immune pathways in adolescents without psychopathology. Thirty adolescents with a history of childhood maltreatment and 27 adolescents without ELS history were recruited. Blood and hair samples were obtained from all participants. Lymphocytes were isolated and stimulated in vitro...
June 30, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656976/pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-peptide-in-the-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminalis-mediates-stress-induced-reinstatement-of-cocaine-seeking-in-rats
#15
Olivia W Miles, Eric A Thrailkill, Anne K Linden, Victor May, Mark E Bouton, Sayamwong E Hammack
Stressors often contribute to difficulties in maintaining behavior change following a period of abstinence, and may play a significant role in drug relapse. The activation of pituitary adenylate cyclase activating peptide (PACAP) systems in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) mediates many consequences of chronic stressor exposure. Here we ask whether PACAP is also involved in producing reinstatement in a model of stress-induced relapse to drug taking. Rats self-administered cocaine for 1hr daily over 10 days, which was followed by 20 days of extinction training in which lever pressing no longer produced cocaine...
June 28, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653666/endocannabinoid-regulation-of-reward-and-reinforcement-through-interaction-with-dopamine-and-endogenous-opioid-signaling
#16
J M Wenzel, J F Cheer
The endocannabinoid system (eCB) is implicated in the mediation of both reward and reinforcement. This is evidenced by the ability of exogenous cannabinoid drugs to produce hedonia and maintain self-administration in both human and animal subjects. eCBs similarly facilitate behaviors motivated by reward through interaction with the mesolimbic dopamine (DA) and endogenous opioid systems. Indeed, eCB signaling in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) stimulates activation of midbrain DA cells and promotes DA release in terminal regions such as the nucleus accumbens (NAc)...
June 27, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653665/circulating-endocannabinoids-from-whence-do-they-come-and-where-are-they-going
#17
Cecilia J Hillard
The goal of this review is to summarize studies in which concentrations of circulating endocannabinoids in humans have been examined in relationship to physiological measurements and pathological status. The roles of endocannabinoids in the regulation of energy intake and storage have been well studied and the data obtained consistently support the hypothesis that endocannabinoid signaling is associated with increased consumption and storage of energy. Physical exercise mobilizes endocannabinoids, which could contribute to refilling of energy stores and also to the analgesic and mood-elevating effects of exercise...
June 27, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653664/compulsive-seekers-our-take-two-clinicians-perspective-on-a-new-animal-model-of-addiction
#18
David H Epstein, William J Kowalczyk
Neuropsychopharmacology accepted article preview online, 27 June 2017. doi:10.1038/npp.2017.132.
June 27, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649993/kappa-opioid-receptor-activation-in-dopamine-neurons-disrupts-behavioral-inhibition
#19
Antony D Abraham, Harrison M Fontaine, Allisa J Song, Mackenzie M Andrews, Madison A Baird, Brigitte L Kieffer, Benjamin B Land, Charles Chavkin
The dynorphin/kappa opioid receptor (KOR) system has been previously implicated in the regulation of cognition, but the neural circuitry and molecular mechanisms underlying KOR-mediated cognitive disruption are unknown. Here, we used an operational test of cognition involving timing and behavioral inhibition and found that systemic KOR activation impairs performance of male and female C57BL/6 mice in the differential reinforcement of low response rates (DRL) task. Systemic KOR antagonism also blocked stress-induced disruptions of DRL performance...
June 26, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649992/a-key-role-for-neurotensin-in-chronic-stress-induced-anxiety-like-behaviour-in-rats
#20
Catherine P Normandeau, Ana Paula Ventura Silva, Emily R Hawken, Staci Angelis, Calvin Sjaarda, Xudong Liu, José Miguel Pêgo, Éric C Dumont
Chronic stress is a major cause of anxiety disorders that can be reliably modeled pre-clinically, providing insight into alternative therapeutic targets for this mental health illness. Neuropeptides have been targeted in the past to no avail possibly due to our lack of understanding of their role in pathological models. In this study we use a rat model of chronic stress-induced anxiety-like behaviours and hypothesized that neuropeptidergic modulation of synaptic transmission would be altered in the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis (BNST), a brain region suspected to contribute to anxiety disorders...
June 26, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
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