In rats habituated to the manipulation that precedes killing (handling-habituated) the cerebral cortical concentrations of pregnenolone and progesterone were significantly lower (-57% and -69%, respectively) than in naive animals. An acute stress, induced by CO2 inhalation, elicited a marked increase in the concentrations of pregnenolone, progesterone and deoxycorticosterone in the brain cortex and hippocampus of handling-habituated rats. An accepted stress, such as foot shock, also enhanced the brain cortical levels of pregnenolone, progesterone and deoxycorticosterone in handling-habituated rats. These data show that the rat brain cortical and hippocampal steroid content is related to the 'emotional state' of the animal.

Barbaccia, M.L., Roscetti, G., Trabucchi, M., Cuccheddu, T., Concas, A., & Biggio, G. (1994). Neurosteroids in the brain of handling-habituated and naive rats: effect of CO2 inhalation. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY, 261(3), 317-320.

Neurosteroids in the brain of handling-habituated and naive rats: effect of CO2 inhalation

BARBACCIA, MARIA LUISA;ROSCETTI, GIANNA;TRABUCCHI, MARCO MARIO;
1994-08-22

Abstract

In rats habituated to the manipulation that precedes killing (handling-habituated) the cerebral cortical concentrations of pregnenolone and progesterone were significantly lower (-57% and -69%, respectively) than in naive animals. An acute stress, induced by CO2 inhalation, elicited a marked increase in the concentrations of pregnenolone, progesterone and deoxycorticosterone in the brain cortex and hippocampus of handling-habituated rats. An accepted stress, such as foot shock, also enhanced the brain cortical levels of pregnenolone, progesterone and deoxycorticosterone in handling-habituated rats. These data show that the rat brain cortical and hippocampal steroid content is related to the 'emotional state' of the animal.
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Hippocampus; Male; Progesterone; Electroshock; Pregnenolone; Rats; Animals; Steroids; Rats, Sprague-Dawley; Cerebral Cortex; Brain Chemistry; Carbon Dioxide; Administration, Inhalation; Desoxycorticosterone; Handling (Psychology)
Barbaccia, M.L., Roscetti, G., Trabucchi, M., Cuccheddu, T., Concas, A., & Biggio, G. (1994). Neurosteroids in the brain of handling-habituated and naive rats: effect of CO2 inhalation. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY, 261(3), 317-320.
Barbaccia, Ml; Roscetti, G; Trabucchi, Mm; Cuccheddu, T; Concas, A; Biggio, G
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