Zhi-Bing You

Zhi-Bing You
National Institute on Drug Abuse | NIDA · Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research (DBNBR)

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Ghrelin, an orexigenic hormone, has emerged as a critical biological substrate implicated in drug reward. However, the response of the ghrelin system to opioid-motivated behaviors and the role of ghrelin in oxycodone self-administration remain to be studied. Here, we investigated the reciprocal interactions between the endogenous ghrelin system and...
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Cocaine addiction is a significant medical and public concern. Despite decades of research effort, development of pharmacotherapy for cocaine use disorder remains largely unsuccessful. This may be partially due to insufficient understanding of the complex biological mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of this disorder. In the present study,...
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Ghrelin is a gastric-derived peptide hormone with demonstrated impact on alcohol intake and craving, but the reverse side of this bidirectional link, that is, the effects of alcohol on the ghrelin system, remains to be fully established. To further characterize this relationship, we examined (1) ghrelin levels via secondary analysis of human labora...
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Background: Accumulating evidence has established a role for the orexigenic hormone ghrelin in alcohol seeking behaviors. Accordingly, the ghrelin system may represent a potential pharmacotherapeutic target for alcohol use disorder (AUD). Ghrelin modulates several neuroendocrine pathways, such as appetitive, metabolic and stress-related hormones,...
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Background and purpose: Despite widespread abuse of cocaine, there are no approved treatments for cocaine use disorder. Chronic cocaine use is associated with upregulated dopamine D3 receptor (D3 R) expression in the brain, and therefore, most D3 R-based medication development has focused on D3 R antagonists. However, D3 R antagonists do not atten...
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Ghrelin is a gastric-derived peptide hormone with demonstrated impact on alcohol intake and craving, but the reverse side of this bidirectional link, i.e., the effects of alcohol on the ghrelin system, remains to be fully established. To characterize the downstream effects of alcohol on the ghrelin system, we examined the following: (1) plasma ghre...
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Prescription opioid abuse is a global crisis. New treatment strategies for pain and opioid use disorders are urgently required. We evaluated the effects of R-VK4-40, a highly selective dopamine (DA) D3 receptor (D3R) antagonist, on the rewarding and analgesic effects of oxycodone, the most commonly abused prescription opioid, in rats and mice. Syst...
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Background/objectives: Ghrelin, a stomach-derived hormone implicated in numerous behaviors including feeding, reward, stress, and addictive behaviors, acts by binding to the growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHSR). Here, we present the development, verification, and initial characterization of a novel GHSR knockout (KO) Wistar rat model create...
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Prescription opioids such as oxycodone are highly effective analgesics for clinical pain management, but their misuse and abuse have led to the current opioid epidemic in the United States. In order to ameliorate this public health crisis, the development of effective pharmacotherapies for the prevention and treatment of opioid abuse and addiction...
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Recent studies have demonstrated the utility of drugs modulating the endogenous cannabinoid system to control excessive alcohol intake. Among them, drugs interacting with acylethanolamide receptors including cannabinoid CB1 receptor antagonists/inverse agonists, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPAR α) agonists or peroxisome prolif...
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The dopamine D3 receptor (D3R) is a target of pharmacotherapeutic interest in a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, substance use and bipolar disorders. Determination of the high-resolution crystal structure of the D3R has invigorated structure-based drug design, providing refinements to the molecular dynamic models and t...
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The recent and precipitous increase in opioid analgesic abuse and overdose has inspired investigation of the dopamine D3 receptor (D3R) as a target for therapeutic intervention. Metabolic instability or predicted toxicity has precluded successful translation of previously reported D3R-selective antagonists to clinical use for cocaine abuse. Herein,...
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Cocaine is habit-forming because of its ability to enhance dopaminergic neurotransmission in the forebrain. In addition to neuronal inputs, forebrain dopamine circuits are modulated by hormonal influences; one of these is leptin, an adipose-derived hormone that attenuates the rewarding effects of food and hunger-associated brain stimulation reward....
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1.The hypothesis that maternal effects act as an adaptive bridge in translating maternal environments into offspring phenotypes and thereby affecting population dynamics has not been studied in the well-controlled fields.2.In this study, the effects of maternal population-density on offspring stress axis, reproduction and population dynamics were s...
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While glutamate in the nucleus accumbens (NAS) contributes to the promotion of drug-seeking by drug-predictive cues, it also appears to play a role in the inhibition of drug-seeking following extinction procedures. Thus we measured extracellular fluctuations of NAS glutamate in response to discriminative stimuli that signaled either cocaine availab...
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While glutamate in the nucleus accumbens (NAS) contributes to the promotion of drug-seeking by drug-predictive cues, it also appears to play a role in the inhibition of drug-seeking following extinction procedures. Thus we measured extracellular fluctuations of NAS glutamate in response to discriminative stimuli that signaled either cocaine availab...
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Cocaine has actions in the peripheral nervous system that reliably precede-and thus predict-its soon-to-follow central rewarding effects. In cocaine-experienced animals, the peripheral cocaine signal is relayed to the central nervous system, triggering excitatory input to the ventral tegmental origin of the mesocorticolimbic dopamine system, the sy...
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Heroin and cocaine have very different unconditioned receptor-mediated actions; however, in the brain circuitry of drug-reward and motivation, the two drugs establish common conditioned consequences. A single experience with either drug can change the sensitivity of ventral tegmental area (VTA) dopamine neurons to glutamatergic input. In the case o...
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Stress during pregnancy is known to have a significant impact on animal's behavior and offspring development. The effects of gestational hypoxia on maternal behavior have not been studied. In the present study, we investigated the effects of gestational hypoxia exposure on dam's maternal behavior, offspring's growth and plasma corticosterone levels...
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Dopamine and glutamate in the nucleus accumbens (NAS) are differentially implicated in cocaine-directed behavior. We sought to compare extracellular fluctuations of dopamine and glutamate in core and shell of NAS associated with operant responding during cocaine self-administration, extinction, and yoked cocaine administration. Rats were trained to...
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Hypocretin (Hcrt), an arousal- and feeding-associated peptide, is expressed in lateral hypothalamic neurons that project to the ventral tegmental area (VTA). Intra-VTA Hcrt reinstates morphine-conditioned place preferences, and intracerebroventricular and intra-VTA corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) reinstate cocaine seeking. Each is presumed to...
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Microdialysis was used to assess the contribution to cocaine seeking of cholinergic input to the mesocorticolimbic dopamine system in ventral tegmental area (VTA). VTA acetylcholine (ACh) was elevated in animals lever pressing for intravenous cocaine and in cocaine-experienced and cocaine-naive animals passively receiving similar "yoked" injections...
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Intravenous injections of cocaine HCl are habit-forming because, among their many actions, they elevate extracellular dopamine levels in the terminal fields of the mesocorticolimbic dopamine system. This action, thought to be very important for cocaine's strong addiction liability, is believed to have very short latency and is assumed to reflect ra...
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Initiation of cocaine self-administration in rats was associated with release of glutamate in the ventral tegmental area (VTA). The glutamate release was transient, despite continued cocaine intake. Similar glutamate release was seen in rats earning, for the first time, unexpected saline rather than expected cocaine. VTA glutamate release was not s...
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Footshock reinstates cocaine seeking in cocaine-experienced rats by inducing corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) and glutamate release in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) and thus activating VTA dopaminergic neurons. Footshock-induced VTA glutamate release, dopamine activation and reinstatements are blocked by VTA administration of a alpha-helical...
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Footshock stress can reinstate cocaine-seeking behavior through a central action of the stress-associated neurohormone corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF). Here we report (1) that footshock stress releases CRF in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) of the rat brain, (2) that, in cocaine-experienced but not in cocaine-naive rats, this CRF acquires con...
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In this manuscript we report that human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) differentiated into dopaminergic neurons when cocultured with PA6 cells. After 3 weeks of differentiation, approximately 87% of hES colonies contained tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)–positive cells, and a high percentage of the cells in most of the colonies expressed TH. Differentiation...
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Previous studies have demonstrated opposing roles for adenosine A1 and A2A receptors in the modulation of extracellular levels of glutamate and dopamine in the striatum. In the present study, acute systemic administration of motor-activating doses of the A2A receptor antagonist MSX-3 significantly decreased extracellular levels of dopamine and glut...
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Anesthetics used in electrophysiological studies alter the effects of cocaine and amphetamine on neural activity in the striatum. However, the mechanism underlying this alteration has not been established. In the present study, we examined the effects of anesthetics on cocaine-induced neural activity in the striatum. We first assayed the ability of...
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Gene targeting experiments, in which both alleles of the Nurr1 gene were deleted, have shown that this molecule plays an essential role in the development of midbrain dopaminergic neurons, as shown by the loss of dopaminergic markers and the neurotransmitter dopamine (DA) in the ventral mesencephalon of Nurr1 null mutant mice. Nurr1-deficient mice...
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The distribution of some cholecystokinin (CCK) systems in the rat brain is reviewed focusing on mesencephalic dopamine neurones which coexpress CCK and, in particular, on cortico-striatal CCK neurones which probably have glutamate as their co-transmitter. Functional studies based on the effect of several CCK(B) antagonists on phencyclidine-induced...
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The main purpose of this study was to characterize the initial neurotransmission cascade elicited by methamphetamine, analysing simultaneously with in vivo microdialysis monoamine, amino acid and neuropeptide release in substantia nigra and neostriatum of the rat. The main effect of a single systemic dose of methamphetamine (15 mg/kg, subcutaneousl...
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An increase in the extracellular concentration of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) is believed to be one of the main mechanisms involved in the rewarding and motor-activating properties of psychostimulants such as amphetamines and cocaine. Using in vivo microdialysis in freely moving rats, we demonstrate that systemic administration of behav...
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Rewarding hypothalamic brain stimulation is thought to depend on trans-synaptic activation of high-threshold (and thus rarely directly depolarized by rewarding stimulation) dopaminergic fibers of the medial forebrain bundle. We used in vivo microdialysis and high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with electrochemical or fluorometric detecti...
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Microinjection studies have found that although dynorphin peptides decrease dopamine release in the rat basal ganglia, the nonselective opiate antagonist naloxone produces the opposite effect. To investigate the contribution of the dynorphin pathways to a tonic modulation of dopamine release, a microdialysis study was undertaken, with probes implan...
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In vivo microdialysis, radioimmunoassay, and HPLC with electrochemical or fluorometric detection were used to investigate the release of cholecystokinin (CCK), glutamate (Glu), and dopamine (DA) in nucleus accumbens septi (NAS) as a function of ipsilateral electrical stimulation of medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC). CCK was progressively elevated by...
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There is immunohistochemical evidence suggesting that glutamate (Glu) is released from nerve terminals and acts, via several receptor subtypes, as a major excitatory neurotransmitter in the cortico-striatal pathway of the rat. Aspartate (Asp) is also present in cortico-striatal neurons, but its role as a neurotransmitter has been questioned, since,...
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Using highly sensitive analytical procedures, glutamate (Glu), aspartate (Asp) and several putative neurotransmitters and metabolites can be monitored simultaneously in the extracellular space of neostriatum, substantia nigra and cerebral cortex of the rat by in vivo microdialysis. Glu and Asp are found at sub-micromolar concentrations in all inves...
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The effect of sulphated cholecystokinin-8 (CCK-8S) on extracellular dynorphin B, aspartate, glutamate and GABA levels in the rat fronto-parietal cortex was investigated with in vivo microdialysis. The peptide was infused through the microdialysis probe trying to mimic local CCK-8S release. Basal levels of dynorphin B were around 20 pM, aspartate 10...
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Primary cultures of rat cortex, conveniently prepared from newborn animals, were used to study opioid effects on 45Ca2+ uptake and glutamate release. 45Ca2+ uptake, induced by treatment with glutamate or NMDA, was largely blocked by the NMDA antagonist MK-801. K+ depolarization-induced 45Ca2+ uptake was also reduced by MK-801, indicating that the e...
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In vivo microdialysis was used to study the effect of secretogranin II-derived peptides on dynorphin B (Dyn B), dopamine, γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), glutamate and aspartate release in the substantia nigra and neostriatum of halothane-anaesthesized rats. In the substantia nigra, local infusion of secretoneurin (secretogranin II 154–186) (1–50 μM) i...
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The effect of cholecystokinin peptides on the release of dynorphin B, aspartate, glutamate, dopamine and GABA in the neostriatum and substantia nigra of the rat was investigated using in vivo microdialysis. Sulphated cholecystokinin-8S in the dialysis perfusate (1–100 μM) induced a concentration-dependent increase in extracellular dynorphin B and a...
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Aspartate-like immunoreactivity was visualized in the neostriatum of rats using indirect immunofluorescence techniques and antibodies raised against aspartate conjugated to keyhole limpet hemocyanine. In normal rats only a few aspartate-positive cell bodies with limited processes were observed. A moderate increase was seen after treatment with (+)m...
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Several putative neurotransmitters and metabolites were monitored simultaneously in the extracellular space of neostriatum, substantia nigra, and cortex and in subcutaneous tissue of the rat by in vivo microdialysis. Glutamate (Glu) and aspartate (Asp) were at submicromolar and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) was at nanomolar concentrations in all b...
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In vivo microdialysis was used to study the effects of systemic, as well as intracerebral administration of morphine and naloxone on dynorphin B release in neostriatum and substantia nigra of rats. The release of dopamine (DA), gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), glutamate (Glu) and aspartate (Asp) was also investigated. Systemic injection of morphine...
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The main purpose of this study was to investigate differences regarding endogenous opioids in post-mortem frontal cortex of adult patients with Down syndrome (DS), patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) and neurologically healthy persons, respectively, using specific radioimmunoassays. The results of this study show that there is an increase in the l...
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The effects of local cholecystokinin-8 (CCK-8) administration on cortical extracellular levels of amino acids, catecholamines and metabolism products were studied in the halothane anaesthetized rat by in vivo microdialysis. CCK-8 (10 microM), administrated via a microdialysis probe, produced a significant increase in the levels of aspartate, glutam...
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Neurons in the central nervous system (CNS) often store more than one neurotransmitter, but as yet the functional significance of this type of coexistence is poorly understood. 5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) modulates calcium-dependent K+ channels (KCa) responsible for the postspike afterhyperpolarization in different regions of the CNS. In lamprey, 5-...
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In vivo microdialysis was used to study the effect of intracerebral administration of dopamine agonists on dynorphin B release in the striatum and substantia nigra of rats. The release of dopamine and GABA was also investigated. Administration of the dopamine D1 agonist SKF 38393 (10-100 microM) into the striatum increased extracellular dynorphin B...
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Sulphated cholecystokinin-8 (CCK-8) given into the neostriatum of the rat by in vivo microdialysis produced a concentration-dependent (1-100 microM) increase in extracellular aspartate (Asp) and dynorphin B (Dyn B), but not in glutamate, GABA or dopamine levels. The increase in Asp levels produced by 10 microM CCK-8 was approximately 10 fold and wa...
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Extracellular levels of dynorphin B were analysed with in vivo microdialysis in the neostriatum and substantia nigra of halothane-anaesthetized rats. Dopamine and its metabolites, 3,4-dihydroxyphenyl-acetic acid and homovanillic acid, as well as GABA were simultaneously monitored. Chromatographic analysis revealed that the dynorphin B-like immunore...
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Asphyxia was induced in pups delivered by caesarean section on pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats. Rats within the last day of gestation were anaesthetised and hysterectomized. The uterus horns including the foetuses were placed in a water bath for various periods of time. Following asphyxia the uterus horns were opened. The pups were removed, stimulated...
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The neurocircuitries of the basal ganglia are studied with in vivo microdialysis, with special consideration to dopamine transmission and its interaction with other neurotransmitter systems. The aim is to develop experimental models to study the pathophysiology and therapy of neurodegenerative disorders of the basal ganglia, as well as to develop m...
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In the present study, extracellular levels of the neuropeptide cholecystokinin (CCK), of the monoamine dopamine and its metabolites 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) and homovanillic acid (HVA), and of the excitatory amino acids glutamate and aspartate were simultaneously monitored by microdialysis in the neostriatum of halothane-anesthetized...
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The release of striatal cholecystokinin, glutamate, aspartate and dopamine was studied in vivo with microdialysis in decorticated rats, with or without callosotomy. Unlesioned rats were also analysed. Unilateral decortication produced a unilateral decrease in K(+)-stimulated extracellular striatal glutamate and aspartate levels, without decreasing...
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The paper mainly stresses on the effect of argipressin (Arg), 2-destyrosyl-3-desphenyl-alanyl-9-desglycyl-amide-Arg (Arg4-8), [1-deaminopenicillamine, 2-(o-methyl)tyrosine]-Arg (DPArg) and Arg antiserum on corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) contents in median eminence (ME) and the level of plasma corticosterone after injected into the third vent...

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