Testosterone Accumbens

Cross references:      Nucleus Accumbens Septi    Androgens    Testosterone       
 Criminal Testosterone      Gonadotropins     Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH)        
Luteinizing Hormone         Luteinizing Hormone Receptor   
  Estrogen Accumbens   

Searching PubMed for "testosterone nucleus accumbens " revealed 72 references: 
    and found a few references on both testosterone and estrogen in the NAC. 
    Reported "reward" but no mention of GABA or release of  Tonic Inhibition .     

1989    64<72
Medial accumbens lesions attenuate testosterone-dependent aggression in male rats. 

1993    63<72   
The psychogenic effects of prolactin.  
1996    59<72
Estrogen control of central neurotransmission: effect on mood, mental state, and memory.

1997    58<72 
Anabolic androgenic steroids increase beta-endorphin levels in the ventral tegmental area in the male rat brain.

1997    57<72
Rewarding affective properties of intra-nucleus accumbens injections of testosterone. 

Expression of testosterone conditioned place preference is blocked by peripheral or intra-accumbens injection of alpha-flupenthixol.   

    The dopamine antagonist, alpha-flupenthixol, interferes with naloxone-induced place aversion learning, but not with acute opiate dependence in rats     

2000    53<72   
Early androgen treatment decreases cognitive function and catecholamine innervation in an animal model of ADHD. 

2000  52<72   
Chronic psychosocial stress reduces the density of dopamine transporters. 

2001    50<72 
Mechanisms for quick and variable responses. 

2001    49>72   
The testosterone metabolite and neurosteroid 3alpha-androstanediol may mediate the effects of testosterone on conditioned place preference. 

2002    46>72 
The nucleus accumbens as a site of action for rewarding properties of testosterone and its 5alpha-reduced metabolites. 

2004    44<72 
Reinforcing aspects of androgens. 

2007    41<72      Free PMC Article   
Some rewarding effects of androgens may be mediated by actions of its 5alpha-reduced metabolite 3alpha-androstanediol. 

2008    38<72    Free PMC Article   
Testosterone and nucleus accumbens dopamine in the male Syrian hamster.  

2010    31<72   
Chronic passive exposure to aggression decreases D2 and 5-HT 1B receptor densities. 

2010    30<72    Free PMC Article   
The testosterone metabolite 3α-diol enhances female rat sexual motivation when infused in the nucleus accumbens shell. 

2012    24<72 
Aggression is suppressed by acute stress but induced by chronic stress: immobilization effects on aggression, hormones, and cortical 5-HT(1B)/ stri...  

2012    23<72    Free PMC Article   
Fetal programming effects of testosterone on the reward system and behavioral approach tendencies in humans.   

2012    21<72    Free PMC Article   
'Roid rage in rats? Testosterone effects on aggressive motivation, impulsivity and tyrosine hydroxylase. 

2014    17<72    Free PMC Article   
An enriched rearing environment calms adult male rat sexual activity: implication for distinct serotonergic and hormonal responses to females. 

2016    3<72    Free Article   
Risky decision-making in adolescent girls: The role of pubertal hormones and reward circuitry. 


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