Ahn JP (2022) Ablation of dorsomedial striatum patch compartment results in modification to reward-driven behaviors in rats. Mercer University School of Medicine Thesis.
Objective: This thesis intended to demonstrate that selective ablation of dorsomedial striatum (DMS) patch compartment neurons results in a significant impact on the initial development of reward-driven behaviors during the early stages of drug seeking behavior.
Summary: Through the use Dermorphin-SAP and training rats to self-administer cocaine, ablation of the patch compartment of the DMS resulted in an increase in early-stage lever pressing, suggesting that the DMS patch compartment contributes to reward-driven behaviors.
Usage: 17 ng/µl Dermorphin-SAP in sterile artificial cerebrospinal fluid (aCSF) to selectively ablate patch compartment neurons. Infusions into either the dorsomedial striatum or dorsolateral striatum (2 µl of infusion liquid).
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