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Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2009 Feb ; [Epub ahead of print]
Repeated administration of amphetamine induces a shift of the prefrontal cortex and basolateral amygdala motor function.
Degoulet MF, Rostain JC, David HN, Abraini JH.

The role of the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and basolateral amygdala (BLA) in the expression of behavioural locomotor sensitization to amphetamine (Amph) has been poorly studied. In the present study, we investigated how lidocaine infused in the mPFC or BLA modulated motor responses to acute and repeated (sensitization) Amph administration. We showed that reversible blockade of mPFC or BLA by lidocaine increased both locomotor and rearing responses to acute Amph, but blocked the expression of behavioural sensitization to Amph. These findings indicate that under free-lidocaine conditions repeated administration of Amph would produce a shift of mPFC and BLA motor function from an inhibitory to a facilitatory role in response to Amph. We propose that this phenomenon may be of major critical importance in the development of drug dependence.

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