Corticotropin releasing factor and dopamine interactions in a heterogeneous ventral tegmental area: How can aversive experiences heighten cocaine self-administration?.

Holly, Elizabeth.
2017-04-20T13:57:59.987Z

Abstract: Stress rapidly and potently excites certain dopamine neurons in the ventral tegmental area (VTA), promoting phasic dopamine increases in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and nucleus accumbens shell (NAcSh). Repeated stressful episodes have been linked to addiction both clinically and preclinically, so stress-induced activation of this mesocorticolimbic dopamine system may trigger long... read more

Subjects
Tufts University. Department of Psychology.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/011964
ID: tufts:21439
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