Send to

Choose Destination
Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 2013 Nov-Dec;63(6):744-52.

[GABA-NO interaction in the N. Accumbens during danger-induced inhibition of exploratory behavior].

[Article in Russian]


In Sprague-Dawley rats by means of in vivo microdialysis combined with HPLC analysis, it was shown that presentation to rats during exploratory activity of a tone previously pared with footshock inhibited the exploration and prevented the exploration-induced increase in extracellular levels of citrulline (an NO co-product) in the medial n. accumbens. Intra-accumbal infusions of 20 μM bicuculline, a GABA(A)-receptor antagonist, firstly, partially restored the exploration-induced increase of extracellular citrulline levels in this brain area, which was inhibited by presentation of the tone, previously paired with foot-shock and, secondly, prevented the inhibition of exploratory behavior produced by this sound signal of danger. The data obtained indicate for the first time that signals of danger inhibit exploratory behavior and exploration-induced activation of the accumbal nitrergic system via GABA(A)-receptor mechanisms.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Loading ...
Support Center