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Hippocampal acetylcholine depletion has no effect on anxiety, spatial novelty preference, or differential reward for low rates of responding (DRL) performance in rats.

McHugh S, Francis A, McAuley J, Stewart A, Baxter M, Bannerman D (2015) Hippocampal acetylcholine depletion has no effect on anxiety, spatial novelty preference, or differential reward for low rates of responding (DRL) performance in rats. Behav Neurosci 129:491-501. doi: 10.1037/bne0000072

Summary: It is unclear whether cholinergic lesions in the hippocampus affect both learning and behavior, or learning only. In this study the authors lesioned cholinergic neurons in the medial septum/vertical limb of the diagonal band of Broca of rats with bilateral 30-ng injections of 192-IgG-SAP (Cat. #IT-01). Although hippocampal cholinergic innervations were significantly reduced, with a concomitant reduction in choline acetyltransferase activity, the lesioned animals did not perform differently in several behavioral tests. The data do not provide evidence that the septo-hippocampal cholingeric projections play a role in anxiety, spatial novelty preference, or differential reward for low rates of responding tests.

Related Products: 192-IgG-SAP (Cat. #IT-01)