Possible role for G-proteins in behavioral sensitization to cocaine

Jeffery D. Steketee, Caryn D. Striplin, Thomas F. Murray, Peter W. Kalivas

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Abstract

The role of G-proteins in behavioral sensitization to cocaine was examined by injecting pertussis toxin (PTX) into the A10 dopamine cell group. The capacity of acute cocaine to increase motor activity and dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens was significantly augmented in rats pretreated 14 days earlier with PTX. These data suggest that injection of PTX into the A10 dopamine cell group produces a long-term alteration in mesolimbic dopamine function, and implicates A10 dopamine neurons and G-proteins in the development of behavioral sensitization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-291
Number of pages5
JournalBrain Research
Volume545
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 5 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Cocaine
GTP-Binding Proteins
Dopamine
antineoplaston A10
Pertussis Toxin
Dopaminergic Neurons
Nucleus Accumbens
Motor Activity
Injections

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Possible role for G-proteins in behavioral sensitization to cocaine. / Steketee, Jeffery D.; Striplin, Caryn D.; Murray, Thomas F.; Kalivas, Peter W.

In: Brain Research, Vol. 545, No. 1-2, 05.04.1991, p. 287-291.

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Steketee, Jeffery D. ; Striplin, Caryn D. ; Murray, Thomas F. ; Kalivas, Peter W. / Possible role for G-proteins in behavioral sensitization to cocaine. In: Brain Research. 1991 ; Vol. 545, No. 1-2. pp. 287-291.
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