Behav Brain Res 2021 Sep 18:113588. Epub 2021 Sep 18.
Psychobiology Group/Department of Psychology/CECH-UFSCar, São Carlos, SP, 13565-905, Brazil; Joint Graduate Program in Physiological Sciences UFSCar/UNESP. Rod. Washington Luís, Km 235, São Carlos, SP, 13565-905, Brazil; Graduate Program in Psychology UFSCar, Rod. Washington Luís, Km 235, São Carlos, SP, 13565-905, Brazil; Neuroscience and Behavioral Institute, Av. do Café, 2.450, 14050-220 Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:
The monoamine neurotransmitter serotonin (5-HT) modulates anxiety by its activity on 5-HT receptors (5-HTR) expressed in the dorsal periaqueductal gray (dPAG). Here, we investigated the presence of 5-HT receptors (5-HTR) in the dPAG, and the interplay between 5-HTR and 5-HTR in the dPAG in mediating anxiety-like behavior in mice. We found that 5-HTR is expressed in the dPAG and the blockade of these receptors using intra-dPAG infusion of ondansetron (5-HTR antagonist; 3. Read More