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Neugebauer NM, Cortright JJ, Sampedro GR, Vezina, P. Exposure to nicotine enhances its subsequent self-administration: Contribution of nicotine-associated contextual stimuli. Behavioral Brain Research 2014; 260: 155-161.

Baker LK, Mao, D, Chi H, Govind AP, Vallejo YF, Iacoviello M, Herrera S, Cortright JJ, Green WN, McGehee, DS, Vezina P. Intermittent nicotine exposure upregulates nAChRs in VTA dopamine neurons and sensitizes locomotor responding to the drug. European Journal of Neuroscience 2013, 37:1004-1011.

Loweth JA, Li D, Cortright JJ, Wilke G, Jeyifous O, Neve RL, Bayer KU, Vezina P. Persistent reversal of enhanced amphetamine intake by transient CaMKII inhibition. The Journal of Neuroscience 2013, 33: 1411-1416.

Cortright JJ, Sampedro GR, Neugebauer NM, Vezina P. Previous exposure to nicotine enhances the incentive motivational effects of amphetamine via nicotine-associated contextual stimuli. Neuropsychopharmacology 2012; 37: 2277-2284.

Mitrano DA, Schroeder JP, Smith Y, Cortright JJ, Bubula N, Vezina P, Weinshenker D. α1-adrenergic receptors are localized on presynaptic elements in the nucleus accumbens and regulate mesolimbic dopamine transmission. Neuropsychopharmacology 2012; 37: 2161-2172.

Cortright JJ, Lorrain DS, Beeler JA, Tang WJ, Vezina P. Previous exposure to ∆9-THC enhances locomotor responding to but not self-administration of amphetamine. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 2011; 337: 724-733.


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