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Bed nucleus of the stria terminalis noradrenergic system modulates contextual fear conditionig: possible interaction with CRF and glutamatergic neurotransmission

Grant number: 11/13299-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2012
Effective date (End): January 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Pharmacology - Neuropsychopharmacology
Principal Investigator:Leonardo Resstel Barbosa Moraes
Grantee:Sara Cristina Hott
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) seems to be critically involved with expression of anxiety-related responses. The BNST is one of the main targets of noradrenergic innervation in the central nervous system. Moreover, some evidence showed that during aversive situations noradrenaline releases is increased in BNST. Previous studies from our laboratory showed that BNST noradrenergic neurotransmission is involved with conditioned emotional response (CER) by activation of both ±1 and ²1-adrenergic receptors. In addition, previous studies described that BNST ²1-adrenergic receptors activation increases the local release of glutamate. Moreover, this glutamate releases is dependent of CRF1 receptors. In fact, there is evidence for the involvement of BNST in stress responses mediated by CRF and the anxiogenic-like effects of CRF in BNST are mediated by CRF1 receptors. Therefore, the modulation of CER by the BNST noradrenergic system could involve the participation of other neurotransmitters; however, this possibility was not tested in BNST for contextual fear conditioning (CFC). Therefore, we believe that the BNST noradrenergic system interacts with other mediators present in BNST on the modulation of CFC. To test this hypothesis, we will have the pharmacological manipulation of CRF1 receptors, glutamate and nitrergic system. (AU)

Scientific publications
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HOTT, SARA C.; GOMES, FELIPE V.; ULIANA, DANIELA L.; VALE, GABRIEL T.; TIRAPELLI, CARLOS R.; RESSTEL, LEONARDO B. M. Bed nucleus of the stria terminalis NMDA receptors and nitric oxide modulate contextual fear conditioning in rats. Neuropharmacology, v. 112, n. A, SI, p. 135-143, JAN 2017. Web of Science Citations: 9.
CAMARGO, LAURA H. A.; ALVES, FERNANDO H. F.; BIOJONE, CAROLINE; CORREA, FERNANDO M. A.; RESSTEL, LEONARDO B. M.; CRESTANI, CARLOS C. Involvement of N-methyl-D-aspartate glutamate receptor and nitric oxide in cardiovascular responses to dynamic exercise in rats. European Journal of Pharmacology, v. 713, n. 1-3, p. 16-24, AUG 5 2013. Web of Science Citations: 9.
HOTT, SARA C.; GOMES, FELIPE V.; FABRI, DENISE R. S.; REIS, DANIEL G.; CRESTANI, CARLOS C.; CORREA, FERNANDO M. A.; RESSTEL, LEONARDO B. M. Both alpha(1)- and beta(1)-adrenoceptors in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis are involved in the expression of conditioned contextual fear. British Journal of Pharmacology, v. 167, n. 1, p. 207-221, SEP 2012. Web of Science Citations: 18.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
HOTT, Sara Cristina. Bed nucleus of the stria terminalis noradrenergic system modulates contextual conditioned emotional response: involvement of CRF1 receptors and NMDA-NO pathaway. 2015. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto Ribeirão Preto.

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