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Paper   IPM / Cognitive Sciences / 12866
School of Cognitive Sciences
  Title:   Involvement of rat dopaminergic system of nucleus accumbens in nicotine-induced anxiogenic-like behaviors
1.  Mohammad Reza Zarrindast
2.  Solmaz Khalifeh
3.  Ameneh Rezayof
4.  Parvin Rostami
5.  Arash Aghamohammadi Sereshki
6.  Maryam Zahmatkesh
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Brain Research
  Vol.:  1460
  Year:  2012
  Pages:   25-32
  Supported by:  IPM
The objective of the present study was to investigate the involvement of dopamine D1 and D2 receptors of the nucleus accumbens (NAc) shell in the anxiogenic-like effect of intra-central amygdala (CeA) nicotine administration. Male Wistar rats with cannula implants in the left CeA and the left shell ofNAcwere submitted to the elevated plus-maze (EPM). Intra-CeA injections of nicotine (1 μg/rat) decreased

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