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Loweth JA, Svoboda R, Austin JD, Guillory AM, Vezina P. The PKC inhibitor Ro31-8220 blocks acute amphetamine-induced dopamine overflow in the nucleus accumbens. Neuroscience Letters 2009; 455: 88-92.

Kim J-H, Austin JD, Tanabe L, Creekmore E, Vezina P. Activation of group II mGlu receptors blocks the enhanced drug taking induced by previous exposure to amphetamine. European Journal of Neuroscience 2005; 21: 295-300.

Suto N, Tanabe LM, Austin JD, Creekmore E, Pham CT, Vezina P. Previous exposure to psychostimulants enhances the reinstatement of cocaine seeking by nucleus accumbens AMPA. Neuropsychopharmacology 2004; 29: 2149-2159.

Koeltzow TE, Austin JD, Vezina P. Behavioral sensitization to quinpirole is not associated with increased nucleus accumbens dopamine overflow. Neuropharmacology 2003; 44: 102-110. (Neuroscion highlight)

Suto N, Tanabe LM, Austin JD, Creekmore E, Vezina P. Previous exposure to VTA amphetamine enhances cocaine self-administration in an NMDA, AMPA/kainate and metabotropic glutamate receptor dependent manner. Neuropsychopharmacology 2003; 28: 629-639.

Suto N, Austin JD, Tanabe L, Kramer M, Wright D, Vezina P. Previous exposure to VTA amphetamine enhances cocaine self-administration in a D1 dopamine receptor dependent manner. Neuropsychopharmacology 2002; 27: 970-979.

Vezina P, Lorrain DS, Arnold GM, Austin JD, Suto N. Sensitization of midbrain dopamine neuron reactivity promotes the pursuit of amphetamine. The Journal of Neuroscience 2002; 22: 4654-4662.

Kim J-H, Perugini M, Austin JD, Vezina P. Previous exposure to amphetamine enhances the subsequent locomotor response to a D1 dopamine receptor agonist when glutamate reuptake is inhibited. The Journal of Neuroscience 2001; 21: RC133 (1-6).

Suto N, Austin JD, Vezina P. Locomotor response to novelty predicts rats’ propensity to self-administer nicotine. Psychopharmacology 2001; 158: 175-180.

Lorrain DS, Austin JD, Arnold GM, Vezina P. Monitoring nucleus accumbens dopamine during the self-administration of amphetamine: Effects obtained with a progressive ratio schedule of reinforcement in the rat. In Rollema H, Abercrombie E, Sulzer D, Zackheim J, editors. Monitoring molecules in neuroscience. Newark, NJ: Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, The State University of New Jersey; 1999. p. 153-154.


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