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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317484/chemogenetic-excitation-of-accumbens-projecting-infralimbic-cortical-neurons-blocks-toluene-induced-conditioned-place-preference
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Wesley N Wayman, John J Woodward
Abuse rates for inhalants among adolescents continue to be high, yet preclinical models for studying mechanisms underlying inhalant abuse remain limited. Our lab has previously shown that, in male rats, an acute binge-like exposure to toluene vapor that mimics human solvent abuse modifies the intrinsic excitability of medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) pyramidal neurons projecting to the nucleus accumbens (NAc). These changes showed region (infralimbic; IL vs. prelimbic; PRL), layer (shallow; 2/3 vs. deep; 5/6), target (core vs...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313138/do-psychoactive-drugs-have-a-therapeutic-role-in-compulsivity-studies-on-schedule-induced-polydipsia
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Elena Martín-González, Ángeles Prados-Pardo, Santiago Mora, Pilar Flores, Margarita Moreno
RATIONALE: Clinical studies have shown that some psychoactive recreational drugs have therapeutic applications in anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. However, to date, there are few studies on the therapeutic potential efficacy of recreational drugs in compulsive neuropsychiatric disorders. OBJECTIVES: We explored the therapeutic potential of different psychoactive and psychedelic drugs in a preclinical model of compulsive behavior. METHODS: Outbred male Wistar rats were selected as either high (HD) or low (LD) drinkers according to their behavior in schedule-induced polydipsia (SIP)...
January 8, 2018: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288750/generalization-of-effects-of-environmental-enrichment-on-seeking-for-different-classes-of-drugs-of-abuse
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Magdalena Sikora, Céline Nicolas, Marine Istin, Nematollah Jaafari, Nathalie Thiriet, Marcello Solinas
BACKGROUND: Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by persistent vulnerability to relapse during abstinence. In animal models of addiction, accumulating evidence suggests that exposure to environmental enrichment (EE) during periods of abstinence can have curative effects on addiction and reduce the risks of relapse. However, until present most studies have mainly focused on cocaine. In this study, we investigated whether EE could have beneficial effects on cue-induced seeking for several psychoactive drugs belonging to different pharmacological classes such as methamphetamine (METH), heroin (HER) and nicotine (NIC)...
December 27, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282816/methamphetamine-binge-administration-dose-dependently-enhanced-negative-affect-and-voluntary-drug-consumption-in-rats-following-prolonged-withdrawal-role-of-hippocampal-fadd
#4
Rubén García-Cabrerizo, M Julia García-Fuster
While prior studies have established various interacting mechanisms and neural consequences (i.e. monoaminergic nerve terminal damage) that might contribute to the adverse effects caused by methamphetamine administration, the precise mechanisms that mediate relapse during withdrawal remain unknown. This study evaluated the long-term consequences of binge methamphetamine administration (three pulses/day, every 3 hours, 4 days, i.p.; dose-response: 2.5, 5 and 7.5 mg/kg) in adult Sprague-Dawley rats at two behavioral levels following 25 days of withdrawal: (1) negative affect (behavioral despair-forced-swim test, and anhedonia-1% sucrose consumption, two-bottle choice test) and (2) voluntary methamphetamine consumption (20 mg/l, two-bottle choice test)...
December 28, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241708/contribution-of-cb1rs-in-anxiety-related-behaviors-but-not-locomotor-deficits-induced-by-methamphetamine
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Effat Ramshini, Gholamreza Sepehri, Meysam Ahmadi-Zeidabadi, Shokouh Arjmand, Mohammad Khaksari, Mohammad Shabani
Several lines of evidence have indicated that Methamphetamine (METH) exposure leads to neurodegenerative changes in the dopaminergic neurons and subsequently may predispose users to motor deficit. On the other hand, there is a reciprocal regulation between the endocannabinoid and the dopaminergic systems. Previous studies also showed that the endocannabinoids are involved in the signaling mechanisms of various brain regions related to motor and cognitive functions. The cerebellum seems as a rational target to investigate the action of cannabinoids on motor coordination because of the high concentration of the cannabinoid receptor in the molecular layer of it and other regions involved in motor activity...
December 11, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228978/asiatic-acid-attenuates-methamphetamine-induced-neuroinflammation-and-neurotoxicity-through-blocking-of-nf-kb-stat3-erk-and-mitochondria-mediated-apoptosis-pathway
#6
Ji-Hyun Park, Young Ho Seo, Jung-Hee Jang, Chul-Ho Jeong, Sooyeun Lee, Byoungduck Park
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine (METH) is a commonly abused drug that may result in neurotoxic effects. Recent studies have suggested that involvement of neuroinflammatory processes in brain dysfunction is induced by misuse of this drug. However, the mechanism underlying METH-induced inflammation and neurotoxicity in neurons is still unclear. In this study, we investigated whether asiatic acid (AA) effected METH-mediated neuroinflammation and neurotoxicity in dopaminergic neuronal cells. And we further determined whether the effect involved in the nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) and signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT)3 and extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) pathway...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217282/atypical-dopamine-transporter-inhibitors-attenuate-compulsive-like-methamphetamine-self-administration-in-rats
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Brendan J Tunstall, Chelsea P Ho, Jianjing Cao, Janaína C M Vendruscolo, Brooke E Schmeichel, Rachel D Slack, Gianluigi Tanda, Alexandra J Gadiano, Rana Rais, Barbara S Slusher, George F Koob, Amy H Newman, Leandro F Vendruscolo
Methamphetamine (METH) is a highly addictive drug, but no pharmacological treatment is yet available for METH use disorders. Similar to METH, the wake-promoting drug (R)-modafinil (R-MOD) binds to the dopamine transporter (DAT). Unlike METH, R-MOD is not a substrate for transport by DAT and has low abuse potential. We tested the hypothesis that the atypical DAT inhibitor R-MOD and compounds that are derived from Modafinil would decrease METH intake by reducing the actions of METH at the DAT. We tested the effects of systemic injections of R-MOD and four novel Modafinil-derived ligands with increased DAT affinity (JJC8-016, JJC8-088, JJC8-089, and JJC8-091) on intravenous (i...
December 4, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197983/reduced-sensitivity-to-reinforcement-in-adolescent-compared-to-adult-sprague-dawley-rats-of-both-sexes
#8
Emily R Hankosky, Sara R Westbrook, Rachel M Haake, Michela Marinelli, Joshua M Gulley
RATIONALE: Adolescence is a period of considerable development of brain and behavior and is the time during which most drug use is initiated. OBJECTIVE: Age-dependent differences in motivated behaviors may be one of the factors that contribute to heightened vulnerability to developing substance use disorders, so we sought to compare age differences in methamphetamine (METH) and saccharin seeking. METHODS: Beginning during adolescence or adulthood, male and female Sprague-Dawley rats were trained to self-administer 0...
December 2, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177969/the-effect-of-methamphetamine-exposure-during-pregnancy-and-lactation-on-hippocampal-doublecortin-expression-learning-and-memory-of-rat-offspring
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Zahra Jalayeri-Darbandi, Aliakbar Rajabzadeh, Mahmoud Hosseini, Farimah Beheshti, Alireza Ebrahimzadeh-Bideskan
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of methamphetamine (MA) exposure during pregnancy and lactation on doublecortin (DCX) expression in the hippocampus of rat offspring and also on learning/memory. Thirty-five pregnant Wistar rats were randomly divided into seven groups of 5 rats each: three experimental groups, each receiving 5 mg/kg body weight (BW) intraperitoneal (i.p.) injections of MA during pregnancy or/and lactation; three sham groups, each receiving saline injections; one control group, receiving no injection...
November 24, 2017: Anatomical Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176874/neurturin-overexpression-in-dopaminergic-neurons-induces-presynaptic-and-postsynaptic-structural-changes-in-rats-with-chronic-6-hydroxydopamine-lesion
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David Reyes-Corona, Nallely Vázquez-Hernández, Lourdes Escobedo, Carlos E Orozco-Barrios, Jose Ayala-Davila, Mario Gil Moreno, Miriam E Amaro-Lara, Yazmin M Flores-Martinez, Armando J Espadas-Alvarez, Manuel A Fernandez-Parrilla, Juan A Gonzalez-Barrios, M E Gutierrez-Castillo, Ignacio González-Burgos, Daniel Martinez-Fong
The structural effect of neurturin (NRTN) on the nigrostriatal dopaminergic system in animals remains unknown, although NRTN has been shown to be effective in Parkinson's disease animal models. Herein, we aimed to demonstrate that NRTN overexpression in dopaminergic neurons stimulates both neurite outgrowths in the nigrostriatal pathway and striatal dendritic spines in aging rats with chronic 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) lesion. At week 12 after lesion, pTracer-mNRTN-His or pGreenLantern-1 plasmids were intranigrally transfected using the NTS-polyplex nanoparticles system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176298/smaller-effect-of-propofol-than-sevoflurane-anesthesia-on-dopamine-turnover-induced-by-methamphetamine-and-nomifensine-in-the-rat-striatum-an-in-vivo-microdialysis-study
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Saori Taharabaru, Maiko Satomoto, Takahiro Tamura, Yushi U Adachi
Volatile anesthetics accelerate dopamine turnover in the brain, especially when used in conjunction with psychotropic agents such as methamphetamine and nomifensine. The effect of intravenous propofol anesthesia on the extracellular dopamine concentrations is unclear. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of two anesthetics on the extracellular concentrations of dopamine and metabolites using an in vivo microdialysis model. Male Sprague Dawley rats were implanted with a microdialysis probe into the right striatum...
November 23, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174641/effects-of-sequential-ethanol-exposure-and-repeated-high-dose-methamphetamine-on-striatal-and-hippocampal-dopamine-serotonin-and-glutamate-tissue-content-in-wistar-rats
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Atiah H Almalki, Sujan C Das, Fahad S Alshehri, Yusuf S Althobaiti, Youssef Sari
Alcohol (ethanol) and methamphetamine (METH) co-abuse is a major public health issue. Ethanol or METH exposure has been associated with changes in neurotransmitter levels in several central brain regions. However, little is known about the effect of sequential exposure to ethanol and METH on glutamate, dopamine and serotonin tissue content in striatum and hippocampus. In this study, we investigated the effects of sequential exposure to ethanol and METH on tissue content of these neurotransmitters. Male Wistar rats were orally gavaged with either ethanol (6g/kg) or water for seven days...
November 21, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165617/selective-activation-of-striatal-ngf-trka-p75ntr-mapk-intracellular-signaling-in-rats-that-show-suppression-of-methamphetamine-intake-30-days-following-drug-abstinence
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Oscar V Torres, Subramanian Jayanthi, Michael T McCoy, Jean Lud Cadet
Background: The continuing epidemic of methamphetamine (METH) addiction has prompted research aimed at understanding striatal dysfunctions potentially associated with long-term METH use. Methods: Here, we investigated transcriptional and translational alterations in the expression of neurotrophic factors in the rat striatum at 30 days following METH SA and footshock punishment. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were trained to self-administer METH (0.1 mg/kg/injection, i...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145840/blockade-of-nicotine-sensitization-by-methanol-extracts-of-glycyrrhizae-radix-mediated-via-antagonism-of-accumbal-oxidative-stress
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Zheng Lin Zhao, Sang Chan Kim, Hong Feng Liu, Yi Yan Wu, Li Bo Li, Yu Hua Wang, Yu Jiao, Yu Fan, Chul Won Lee, Bong Hyeo Lee, Il Je Cho, Chae Ha Yang, Rong Jie Zhao
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that a methanol extract of Glycyrrhizae radix (MEGR) blocked methamphetamine-induced locomotor sensitization and conditioned place preference in rats. In the present study, the effects of MEGR on repeated nicotine-induced locomotor sensitization and enhanced extracellular dopamine (DA) release in the nucleus accumbens (Nacc) were evaluated. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats received repeated administrations of nicotine (0.4 mg/kg, subcutaneous) or saline twice a day for 7 d and were challenged with nicotine 4 d after the last daily dosing...
November 16, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128414/mapping-of-the-prenatal-and-postnatal-methamphetamine-effects-on-d1-like-dopamine-m1-and-m2-muscarinic-receptors-in-rat-central-nervous-system
#15
Vladimir Farar, Paulina Valuskova, Maria Sevcikova, Jaromir Myslivecek, Romana Slamberova
Methamphetamine (MA) is worldwide known drug with high potential for addiction that causes dopamine, noradrenaline and serotonin release. MA is also able to increase acetylcholine levels in adult rodents. The aim of this study was to map changes in D1-like dopamine receptors (DR), M1 and M2 muscarinic receptors (MR), and the total number of MR (M1-M5 MR) in the CNS of rats exposed to MA prenatally and in adulthood. Rat mothers were exposed to MA (5mg/kg s.c.) or saline during the entire gestation period and their male offspring were administered in adulthood with single MA (1mg/kg) or saline injection...
November 9, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128305/methamphetamine-induced-impulsivity-during-chronic-methamphetamine-treatment-in-rats-effects-of-the-taar-1-agonist-ro5263397
#16
Zhaoxia Xue, Justin N Siemian, Bernard N Johnson, Yanan Zhang, Jun-Xu Li
Impulsivity is an important personality trait associated with several clinical syndromes including drug abuse. While repeated drug exposure is known to increase certain behavioral responses, such as locomotion, to subsequent drug exposure, few studies have examined whether such sensitization develops for impulsive behavior. In the current study we tested the effects of methamphetamine acutely, during the course of, and upon discontinuation of chronic methamphetamine treatment on impulsive behavior in two models, the 5-choice serial reaction time task (5-CSRTT) and the delay-discounting task which measure impulsive action and impulsive choice, respectively...
November 8, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116368/n-acetyl-cysteine-reverses-bio-behavioural-changes-induced-by-prenatal-inflammation-adolescent-methamphetamine-exposure-and-combined-challenges
#17
Twanette Swanepoel, Marisa Möller, Brian Herbert Harvey
RATIONALE: Schizophrenia is associated with prenatal inflammation and/or postnatal stressors such as drug abuse, resulting in immune-redox dysfunction. Antioxidants may offer therapeutic benefits. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to investigate N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) as a therapeutic antioxidant to reverse schizophrenia-like bio-behavioural changes in rats exposed to maternal immune activation (MIA), adolescent methamphetamine (MA) or a combination thereof...
January 2018: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090830/a-novel-biosensor-with-high-signal-to-noise-ratio-for-real-time-measurement-of-dopamine-levels-in-vivo
#18
Akimasa Ishida, Atsushi Imamura, Yoshitomo Ueda, Takeshi Shimizu, Ryosuke Marumoto, Cha-Gyun Jung, Hideki Hida
Fast-scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV) is an established method for measuring dopamine (DA) levels in the brain in real time. However, it is difficult to discriminate DA from other monoamines such as serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) and norepinephrine (NE). We report a novel DA-specific biosensor consisting of a carbon-fiber electrode coated with an ion-exchange membrane, a layer containing monoamine oxidase B, and a cellulose membrane. We performed FSCV using the probe to monitor the amount of DA in vitro and in vivo...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081089/evaluation-of-the-abuse-potential-of-novel-amphetamine-derivatives-with-modifications-on-the-amine-nbna-and-phenyl-eda-pmea-2-apn-sites
#19
Raly James Perez Custodio, Chrislean Jun Botanas, Seong Shoon Yoon, June Bryan de la Peña, Irene Joy Dela Peña, Mikyung Kim, Taeseon Woo, Joung-Wook Seo, Choon-Gon Jang, Yong Ho Kwon, Nam Yong Kim, Yong Sup Lee, Hee Jin Kim, Jae Hoon Cheong
Recently, there has been a rise in the number of amphetamine derivatives that serve as substitutes for controlled substances (e.g. amphetamine and methamphetamine) on the global illegal drug market. These substances are capable of producing rewarding effects similar to their parent drug. In anticipation of the future rise of new and similar psychoactive substances, we designed and synthesized four novel amphetamine derivatives with N-benzyl, N-benzylamphetamine HCl (NBNA) substituent on the amine region, 1,4-dioxane ring, ethylenedioxy-amphetamine HCl (EDA), methyl, para-methylamphetamine HCl (PMEA), and naphthalene, 2-(aminopropyl) naphthalene HCl (2-APN) substituents on the phenyl site...
November 1, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065400/dose-dependent-effects-of-binge-like-methamphetamine-dosing-on-dopamine-and-neurotrophin-levels-in-rat-brain
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Andreia Moreira da Silva Santos, John P Kelly, Karen M Doyle
This study investigated the acute effect of a dose range of low-to-moderate binge-like methamphetamine treatments on the regional expression of neurotrophin proteins in the brain and serum 2 h after the last dose, in addition to assessing the behavioural effects and dopamine neurotransmitter changes produced. Male Sprague-Dawley rats received 4 subcutaneous doses of methamphetamine (0.5, 1, 2, and 4 mg/kg, or saline as a control) 2 h apart. Methamphetamine had a dose-dependent stimulatory effect on locomotor activity over the 8 h of observation...
October 24, 2017: Neuropsychobiology
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