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Author Reznikov, Leah R. ♦ Reagan, Lawrence P. ♦ Fadel, Jim R.
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Wiley
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Physiology & related subjects ♦ Biochemistry ♦ Genetics and evolution ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Human anatomy, cytology, histology ♦ Human physiology ♦ Pharmacology and therapeutics ♦ Diseases ♦ Manufacture for specific uses ♦ Precision instruments & other devices
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Nervous System ♦ Anatomy ♦ Eukaryota ♦ Organisms ♦ Organic Chemicals ♦ Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins ♦ Chemicals and Drugs ♦ Diagnosis ♦ Therapeutics ♦ Investigative Techniques ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment ♦ Physical Phenomena ♦ Genetic Phenomena ♦ Physiological Phenomena ♦ Biological Sciences
Subject Keyword Discipline Neurology ♦ Amygdala ♦ Pathology ♦ Neurons ♦ Classification ♦ Stress, Physiological ♦ Analysis Of Variance ♦ Animals ♦ Cell Count ♦ Methods ♦ Fluoresceins ♦ Gene Expression Regulation ♦ Physiology ♦ Male ♦ Nerve Tissue Proteins ♦ Metabolism ♦ Organic Chemicals ♦ Proto-oncogene Proteins C-fos ♦ Rats ♦ Rats, Sprague-dawley ♦ Restraint, Physical ♦ Etiology ♦ Time Factors ♦ Journal Article ♦ Research Support, Non-u.s. Gov't
Abstract The effects of acute and repeated stress on expression of the early immediate gene c-fos in the basolateral amygdala have previously been reported; however, characterization of which neuronal subpopulations are activated by these stimuli has not been investigated. This question is of considerable relevance, insofar as the basolateral amygdala houses a heterogeneous population of neurons, including those of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-ergic and glutamatergic phenotypes that may be subcategorized based on their expression of various calcium-binding proteins, including parvalbumin, calbindin, calretinin, and the calcium-sensitive enzyme calcium/calmodulin-dependent kinase II. Characterization of these subpopulations has revealed unique differences in their physiology, synaptology, and morphology, suggesting that each distinct phenotype may have profound effects on the local circuitry of the amygdala. Therefore, we examined the effects of acute and repeated restraint stress on expression of the immediate early gene c-fos in neurons containing parvalbumin, calbindin, calretinin, or calcium/calmodulin-dependent kinase II in the basolateral amygdala. Double-label immunohistochemistry revealed that acute restraint stress activated a proportion of parvalbumin-, calbindin-, or calcium/calmodulin-dependent kinase II-positive neurons. Prior exposure to repeated restraint stress markedly attenuated acute-stress mediated activation of these neuronal populations, although not equally. Expression of c-Fos protein was not detected in calretinin-positive neurons in any experimental group. These results demonstrate that distinct neuronal phenotypes in the basolateral amygdala are activated by acute restraint stress and that prior repeated restraint stress differentially affects this response.
Description Country affiliation: United States
Author Affiliation: Reznikov LR ( Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA.)
ISSN 00219967
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-05-20
Publisher Place United States
e-ISSN 10969861
Journal Journal of Comparative Neurology
Volume Number 508
Issue Number 3


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Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus