The locomotor behavior of unstressed and stressed mice of two inbred strains, DBA/2 and C57/BL6, was investigated. Animals were tested in a toggle-floor box apparatus, 30 min after saline or oxotremorine treatment (ip). A dose of oxotremorine that did not depress the activity of naive mice (0.01 mg/kg) was chosen. Stressed mice were injected 24 h after either a single 2-h stress session (acute stress) or the last of 14 daily stress sessions of tube restraining (chronic stress). Acute stress did not modify the depressant effect of oxotremorine on locomotor behavior in either strain. On the contrary, chronic stress induced a clear sensitization of DBA but not C57 mice to the depressant effect of oxotremorine. These findings show that chronic stress may result in modifications of the cholinergic function, and its behavioral correlates, and that these changes are modulated by the genetic makeup.

EFFECTS OF ACUTE AND CHRONIC STRESS AND OF GENOTYPE ON OXOTREMORINE-INDUCED LOCOMOTOR DEPRESSION OF MICE / Badiani, Aldo; Castellano, Claudio; Oliverio, Alberto. - In: BEHAVIORAL AND NEURAL BIOLOGY. - ISSN 0163-1047. - STAMPA. - 55:1(1991), pp. 123-130. [10.1016/0163-1047(91)80132-x]

EFFECTS OF ACUTE AND CHRONIC STRESS AND OF GENOTYPE ON OXOTREMORINE-INDUCED LOCOMOTOR DEPRESSION OF MICE

BADIANI, Aldo;CASTELLANO, CLAUDIO;OLIVERIO, Alberto
1991

Abstract

The locomotor behavior of unstressed and stressed mice of two inbred strains, DBA/2 and C57/BL6, was investigated. Animals were tested in a toggle-floor box apparatus, 30 min after saline or oxotremorine treatment (ip). A dose of oxotremorine that did not depress the activity of naive mice (0.01 mg/kg) was chosen. Stressed mice were injected 24 h after either a single 2-h stress session (acute stress) or the last of 14 daily stress sessions of tube restraining (chronic stress). Acute stress did not modify the depressant effect of oxotremorine on locomotor behavior in either strain. On the contrary, chronic stress induced a clear sensitization of DBA but not C57 mice to the depressant effect of oxotremorine. These findings show that chronic stress may result in modifications of the cholinergic function, and its behavioral correlates, and that these changes are modulated by the genetic makeup.
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