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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910188/comparing-rewarding-and-reinforcing-properties-between-bath-salt-3-4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone-mdpv-and-cocaine-using-ultrasonic-vocalizations-in-rats
#1
Steven J Simmons, Ryan A Gregg, Fionya H Tran, Lili Mo, Eva von Weltin, David J Barker, Taylor A Gentile, Lucas R Watterson, Scott M Rawls, John W Muschamp
Abuse of synthetic psychostimulants like synthetic cathinones has risen in recent years. 3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) is one such synthetic cathinone that demonstrates a mechanism of action similar to cocaine. Compared to cocaine, MDPV is more potent at blocking dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake and is readily self-administered by rodents. The present study compared the rewarding and reinforcing properties of MDPV and cocaine using systemic injection dose-response and self-administration models...
December 1, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894160/cue-induced-nicotine-seeking-behavior-after-withdrawal-with-or-without-extinction-in-rats
#2
Athina Markou, Jie Li, Kearny Tse, Xia Li
Exposure to smoking-associated environmental cues during smoke cessation elicits self-reported urge/craving to smoke, which precipitates relapse even after prolonged abstinence. Incubation of cue-induced cigarettes craving during abstinence has been observed in human smokers recently. The present studies assessed cue-induced nicotine-seeking behavior under different withdrawal conditions in rats with a history of nicotine self-administration. We found that non-reinforced operant responding during cue-induced nicotine seeking after different periods of withdrawal from nicotine exhibited an inverted U-shaped curve, with higher levels of responding after 7-21 days of withdrawal than those after 1-day withdrawal...
November 28, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894158/craving-behavioral-intervention-for-internet-gaming-disorder-remediation-of-functional-connectivity-of-the-ventral-striatum
#3
Jin-Tao Zhang, Shan-Shan Ma, Chiang-Shan R Li, Lu Liu, Cui-Cui Xia, Jing Lan, Ling-Jiao Wang, Ben Liu, Yuan-Wei Yao, Xiao-Yi Fang
Psychobehavioral intervention is an effective treatment of Internet addiction, including Internet gaming disorder (IGD). However, the neural mechanisms underlying its efficacy remain unclear. Cortical-ventral striatum (VS) circuitry is a common target of psychobehavioral interventions in drug addiction, and cortical-VS dysfunction has been reported in IGD; hence, the primary aim of the study was to investigate how the VS circuitry responds to psychobehavioral interventions in IGD. In a cross-sectional study, we examined resting-state functional connectivity of the VS in 74 IGD subjects (IGDs) and 41 healthy controls (HCs)...
November 28, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859998/impact-of-alcohol-use-on-eeg-dynamics-of-response-inhibition-a-cotwin-control-analysis
#4
Jeremy Harper, Stephen M Malone, William G Iacono
Research indicates that alcohol misuse is associated with behavioral disinhibition, but the neurophysiological mechanisms governing this relationship remain largely unknown. Recent work suggests that successful inhibition and cognitive control involve electrophysiological theta-band dynamics, including medial frontal cortex (MFC) power enhancement and functional connectivity between the MFC and dorsal prefrontal cortex (dPFC) regions, which may be disrupted by alcohol misuse. In addition, research suggests that, compared to men, women are at heightened risk of experiencing the negative physical and neurocognitive correlates of drinking...
November 18, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860025/low-level-alcohol-consumption-during-adolescence-and-its-impact-on-cognitive-control-development
#5
Sarah Jurk, Eva Mennigen, Thomas Goschke, Michael N Smolka
Adolescence is a critical period for maturation of cognitive control and most adolescents start experimenting with alcohol around that time. On the one hand, recent studies indicate that low control abilities predict future problematic alcohol use. On the other hand, binge drinking during young adulthood can (further) impair cognitive control. However, so far no study examined the effects of low-level alcohol use during adolescence. In the present longitudinal fMRI study, we therefore investigated the development of cognitive control in a community-based sample of 92 adolescents at ages 14, 16 and 18...
November 17, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860181/methamphetamine-self-administration-reduces-alcohol-consumption-and-preference-in-alcohol-preferring-p-rats
#6
Madeline C Winkler, Emilee M Greager, Jacob Stafford, Ryan K Bachtell
Subclinical levels of polysubstance use are a prevalent and understudied phenomenon. Alcohol is a substance commonly co-used with other substances of other drug classes. These studies sought to determine the consumption effects of combining alcohol drinking and methamphetamine (MA) self-administration. Male alcohol-preferring P rats had continuous access to a two-bottle alcohol drinking procedure in the home cage. Control rats remained alcohol naïve. Rats were also surgically implanted with intra-jugular catheters and trained to self-administer saline (control) or MA in daily 2-hour sessions...
November 16, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862708/the-role-of-ca3-ls-vta-loop-in-the-formation-of-conditioned-place-preference-induced-by-context-associated-reward-memory-for-morphine
#7
Jin-Xiang Jiang, Huan Liu, Zhen-Zhen Huang, Yue Cui, Xue-Qin Zhang, Xiao-Long Zhang, Yu Cui, Wen-Jun Xin
Addiction-related behaviors, such as conditioned place preference (CPP), require animals to remember an association between environmental cue and drug treatment, and exposure to environmental cue is one of the key contributing factors to relapse. However, how central neural circuit participates in the formation of CPP induced by stimulus of morphine-paired environment remains unknown. In the present study, we found that reexposure to morphine-paired environment significantly increased the activity of hippocampal CA3 neurons, increased the excitability of GABAergic neurons and expression of glutamic acid decarboxylase 65/67 in the caudal lateral septum (LSc) and decreased the activity of GABAergic neurons and GAD65/67 expression in ventral tegmental area (VTA), leading to activation (disinhibition) of dopaminergic neurons...
November 11, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862692/ppar%C3%AE-agonism-attenuates-cocaine-cue-reactivity
#8
William R Miller, Robert G Fox, Sonja J Stutz, Scott D Lane, Larry Denner, Kathryn A Cunningham, Kelly T Dineley
Cocaine use disorder is a chronic relapsing condition characterized by compulsive drug seeking and taking even after prolonged abstinence periods. Subsequent exposure to drug-associated cues can promote intense craving and lead to relapse in abstinent humans and rodent models. The responsiveness to these cocaine-related cues, or 'cue reactivity', can trigger relapse and cocaine-seeking behaviors; cue reactivity is measurable in cocaine-dependent humans as well as rodent models. Cue reactivity is thought to be predictive of cocaine craving and relapse...
November 11, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860050/characterization-of-hangover-following-intravenous-alcohol-exposure-in-social-drinkers-methodological-and-clinical-implications
#9
Vatsalya Vatsalya, Bethany L Stangl, Veronica Y Schmidt, Vijay A Ramchandani
Hangover refers to the cluster of physiological and behavioral symptoms that occur following the end of a drinking episode. While hangover has been studied after the typical oral consumption of alcohol, the occurrence of hangover following intravenous (IV) alcohol administration in human laboratory studies has not been previously reported. This study characterizes hangover symptoms and post-infusion drinking behavior following acute IV alcohol administration in social drinkers. Twenty-one to thirty-year-old healthy social drinkers (n = 24) underwent an alcohol clamp session at breath alcohol concentration of 0...
November 11, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859963/repeated-restraint-stress-exposure-during-early-withdrawal-accelerates-incubation-of-cue-induced-cocaine-craving
#10
Ryan M Glynn, J Amiel Rosenkranz, Marina E Wolf, Aaron Caccamise, Freya Shroff, Alyssa B Smith, Jessica A Loweth
A major challenge for treating cocaine addiction is the propensity for abstinent users to relapse. Two important triggers for relapse are cues associated with prior drug use and stressful life events. To study their interaction in promoting relapse during abstinence, we used the incubation model of craving and relapse in which cue-induced drug seeking progressively intensifies ('incubates') during withdrawal from extended-access cocaine self-administration. We tested rats for cue-induced cocaine seeking on withdrawal day (WD) 1...
November 11, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813228/metabolic-alterations-in-the-anterior-cingulate-cortex-and-related-cognitive-deficits-in-late-adolescent-methamphetamine-users
#11
Jieun E Kim, Geon Ha Kim, Jaeuk Hwang, Jung Yoon Kim, Perry F Renshaw, Deborah A Yurgelun-Todd, Binna Kim, Ilhyang Kang, Saerom Jeon, Jiyoung Ma, In Kyoon Lyoo, Sujung Yoon
The adolescent brain, with ongoing prefrontal maturation, may be more vulnerable to drug use-related neurotoxic changes as compared to the adult brain. We investigated whether the use of methamphetamine (MA), a highly addictive psychostimulant, during adolescence affect metabolic and cognitive functions of the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC). In adolescent MA users (n = 44) and healthy adolescents (n = 53), the levels of N-acetyl aspartate (NAA), a neuronal marker, were examined in the ACC using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy...
November 4, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790823/the-new-designer-drug-buphedrone-produces-rewarding-properties-via-dopamine-d1-receptor-activation
#12
Ji-Hwan Oh, Ji-Young Hwang, Sa-Ik Hong, Shi-Xun Ma, Jee-Yeon Seo, Seok-Yong Lee, Hyoung-Chun Kim, Choon-Gon Jang
Substituted cathinones are synthetic analogs of the active components of natural products and are widely abused worldwide. However, the rewarding properties of these agents have not yet been evaluated. In this study, we investigated the abuse potential of buphedrone [2-(methylamino)-1-phenylbutan-1-one, α-methylamino-butyrophenone] and its effects on the mesolimbic dopaminergic system in mice using conditioned place preference (CPP) analysis, a self-administration test, a locomotor activity test, a behavioral sensitization test and Western blot analysis...
October 27, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790802/effects-of-high-dose-ethanol-intoxication-and-hangover-on-cognitive-flexibility
#13
Nicole Wolff, Philipp Gussek, Ann-Kathrin Stock, Christian Beste
The effects of high-dose ethanol intoxication on cognitive flexibility processes are not well understood, and processes related to hangover after intoxication have remained even more elusive. Similarly, it is unknown in how far the complexity of cognitive flexibility processes is affected by intoxication and hangover effects. We performed a neurophysiological study applying high density electroencephalography (EEG) recording to analyze event-related potentials (ERPs) and perform source localization in a task switching paradigm which varied the complexity of task switching by means of memory demands...
October 27, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790791/a-clinical-trial-with-combined-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-and-alcohol-approach-bias-retraining
#14
Tess E den Uyl, Thomas E Gladwin, Mike Rinck, Johannes Lindenmeyer, Reinout W Wiers
Two studies showed an improvement in clinical outcomes after alcohol approach bias retraining, a form of Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM). We investigated whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) could enhance effects of CBM. TDCS is a neuromodulation technique that can increase neuroplasticity and has previously been found to reduce craving. One hundred alcohol-dependent inpatients (91 used for analysis) were randomized into three experimental groups in a double-blind parallel design. The experimental group received four sessions of CBM while receiving 2 mA of anodal tDCS over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC)...
October 27, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778437/increase-of-kcc2-in-hippocampal-synaptic-plasticity-disturbances-after-perinatal-ethanol-exposure
#15
Benoît Silvestre de Ferron, Catherine Vilpoux, Myriam Kervern, Alexandre Robert, Johan Antol, Mickael Naassila, Olivier Pierrefiche
Low to moderate perinatal ethanol exposure (PEE) may have disastrous consequences for the central nervous system resulting notably in permanent cognitive deficits. Learning and memory are mediated in the hippocampus by long-term potentiation (LTP) and long term depression (LTD), two forms of synaptic plasticity. PEE decreases LTP but also abnormally facilitates LTD (Kervern et al. ) through a presently unknown mechanism. We studied in rat hippocampus slice, the involvement of the chloride co-transporters NKCC1 and KCC2, in the role of GABAA inhibitions in facilitated LTD after moderate PEE...
October 25, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766766/region-specific-activation-of-the-akt-and-mtorc1-pathway-in-response-to-excessive-alcohol-intake-in-rodents
#16
Sophie Laguesse, Nadege Morisot, Khanhky Phamluong, Dorit Ron
We previously reported that the kinase AKT is activated in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) of rodents in response to excessive consumption of alcohol. One of the important downstream targets of AKT is the mammalian Target Of Rapamycin in Complex 1 (mTORC1), which was also activated by alcohol intake. mTORC1 controls dendritic protein translation, and we showed that the mTORC1-dependent translational machinery is activated in the NAc in response to alcohol intake. Importantly, systemic or intra-NAc inhibition of the AKT/mTORC1 pathway attenuated alcohol-drinking behaviors...
October 20, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739172/progressive-white-matter-impairment-as-a-predictor-of-outcome-in-a-cohort-of-opioid-dependent-patient-s-post-detoxification
#17
Jo-Hanna Ivers, Jacqueline Fitzgerald, Christopher Whelan, Brion Sweeney, Eamon Keenan, Andrew Fagan, Jason McMarrow, Jim Meany, Joe Barry, Thomas Frodl
White matter impairment is associated with opioid dependence. However, the specific neuropathology related to opioid dependence is still not fully understood. The main aims of this study were to: (1) assess the association between white matter impairment and duration of dependence; (2) examine whether this impairment correlates with treatment outcome measures in opioid-dependent patients post-detoxification. Fifty-eight opioid-dependent patients participated, 20 females and 38 males, across three groups: less than 10 years use (n = 18), 10-15 years use (n = 26) and 16-25+ years use (n = 14)...
October 13, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739164/evidence-for-gaba-a-receptor-dysregulation-in-gambling-disorder-correlation-with-impulsivity
#18
Inge Mick, Anna C Ramos, Jim Myers, Paul R Stokes, Samantha Chandrasekera, David Erritzoe, Maria A Mendez, Roger N Gunn, Eugenii A Rabiner, Graham E Searle, José C F Galduróz, Adam D Waldman, Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Luke Clark, David J Nutt, Anne R Lingford-Hughes
As a behavioural addiction, gambling disorder (GD) provides an opportunity to characterize addictive processes without the potentially confounding effects of chronic excessive drug and alcohol exposure. Impulsivity is an established precursor to such addictive behaviours, and GD is associated with greater impulsivity. There is also evidence of GABAergic dysregulation in substance addiction and in impulsivity. This study therefore investigated GABAA receptor availability in 15 individuals with GD and 19 healthy volunteers (HV) using [(11) C]Ro15-4513, a relatively selective α5 benzodiazepine receptor PET tracer and its relationship with impulsivity...
October 13, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734601/cocaine-induced-synaptic-structural-modification-is-differentially-regulated-by-dopamine-d1-and-d3-receptors-mediated-signaling-pathways
#19
Lei Zhang, Lu Huang, Kangrong Lu, Yutong Liu, Genghong Tu, Mengjuan Zhu, Li Ying, Jinlan Zhao, N Liu, Fukun Guo, Lin Zhang, Lu Zhang
Synaptic plasticity plays a critical role in cocaine addiction. The dopamine D1 and D3 receptors differentially regulate the cocaine-induced gene expression, structural remodeling and behavioral response. However, how these two receptors coordinately mediate the ultra-structural changes of synapses after cocaine exposure and whether these changes are behaviorally relevant are still not clear. Here, using quantitative electron microscopy, we show that D1 and D3 receptors have distinct roles in regulating cocaine-induced ultra-structural changes of synapses in the nucleus accumbens and caudoputamen...
October 12, 2016: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730727/impairment-of-opiate-mediated-behaviors-by-the-selective-trpv1-antagonist-sb366791
#20
Shi-Xun Ma, Seung-Hwan Kwon, Jee-Yeon Seo, Ji-Young Hwang, Sa-Ik Hong, Hyoung-Chun Kim, Seok-Yong Lee, Choon-Gon Jang
Transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1), the archetypal member of the vanilloid TRP family, was initially identified as the receptor for capsaicin, the pungent ingredient in hot chili peppers. We previously demonstrated that TRPV1 in the dorsal striatum significantly contributes to morphine reward by using the conditioned place preference paradigm in mice; however, it is unknown whether TRPV1 has the same effect in other reward models. In this study, we investigated the role of TRPV1 in morphine reward by using a self-administration paradigm in rats...
October 11, 2016: Addiction Biology
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