alexa Thalamic paraventricular nucleus lesions facilitate central amygdala neuronal responses to acute psychological stress.


Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

Author(s): Spencer SJ, Fox JC, Day TA

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Abstract The thalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVT) is activated by stress and projects to forebrain structures directly implicated in processing stress-related information. Accordingly, it seems likely the PVT plays an important role in modulating stress responses. We examined effects of excitotoxic PVT lesions on forebrain Fos expression patterns normally elicited by an acute psychological stressor. PVT lesions significantly increased stress-induced Fos in a key stress-processing region, the central amygdala.
This article was published in Brain Res and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

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