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Physiological, anatomical, and behavioral investigations on the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis

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Physiological, anatomical, and behavioral investigations on the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis
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Rodríguez-Sierra
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Olga E.
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1978-
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Olga Rodríguez Sierra
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Krekelberg
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Denis
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Denis Paré
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Golowasch
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Jorge
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Jorge Golowasch
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Myers
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Catherine
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Catherine Myers
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Hammack
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Sayamwong
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Sayamwong Hammack
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - Newark
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2014
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2014-01
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eng
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The anterior part of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST-A) has emerged as a critical structure mediating fear and anxiety-like behavior. It is strategically situated to integrate information from limbic forebrain regions such as the amygdala, prefrontal cortex and hippocampus; and influence major fear and stress output effectors. Previous pharmacobehavioral studies have assumed that the BNST is a homogeneous structure despite the fact that anatomical studies contradict this assumption. The work presented in this thesis aimed to systematically examine the functional organization of BNST-A and its relation to anxiety-like behavior. In the first chapter, I examined the electroresponsive and morphological properties of BNST-A neurons. I showed that there are two dominant BNST-A cell types intermingled with at least other three less numerous cell types. In the second chapter, I investigated the intrinsic connections of BNST-A with the use of glutamate uncaging (GU). Overall, GU usually elicited inhibitory postsynaptic potentials and the incidence of intraregional connections was higher than interregional links. Lastly, I investigated the physiological properties of BNST-A neurons in a rat model of post-traumatic stress disorder. I show that neurons in BNST-A regions exhibit opposing alterations in synaptic responsiveness, supporting the idea that BNST-A is physiologically heterogeneous, with some regions exerting anxiolytic and others anxiogenic influences.
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Behavioral and Neural Sciences
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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xvii, 148 p. : ill.
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Ph.D.
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by Olga E. Rodríguez-Sierra
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Fear
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Anxiety
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Neurosciences
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Graduate School - Newark Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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Rodríguez Sierra
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Olga
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2013-12-13 12:10:58
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