John Valenta M.S.

Location
Austin, Texas, United States
Discipline
Psychology
Interests
Addiction Reward Behavioral Neuroscience Alcohol Opioids Dopamine Behavioral Pharmacology Neurobiology and Brain Physiology Neuropharmacology Stereotaxic Surgery Neurochemistry Immunohistochemistry Rat Handling Microdialysis Conditioned Place Preference P
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About

I investigate which brain mechanisms motivate alcohol drinking and the transition from healthy to unhealthy drinking behavior, with the goal of developing new treatment options for alcoholics. I am currently working on a project that will test the ability of the brain’s immune system to regulate alcohol consumption.

University of Texas Psychology
http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/psychology/graduate/profile.php?id=jv9596

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Publications

Μ-opioid receptors in the stimulation of mesolimbic dopamine activity by ethanol and morphine in Long-Evans rats: a delayed effect of ethanol.

Valenta J, Job M, Mangieri R, Schier C, Howard E, Gonzales R

Psychopharmacology (2013)

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Injections of the selective adenosine A2A antagonist MSX-3 into the nucleus accumbens core attenuate the locomotor suppression induced by haloperidol in rats.

Ishiwari K, Madson L, Farrar A, Mingote S, Valenta J, DiGianvittorio M et al.

Behavioural brain research (2007)

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Effects of the adenosine A 2A antagonist KW 6002 (istradefylline) on pimozide-induced oral tremor and striatal c-Fos expression: comparisons with the muscarinic antagonist tropicamide.

Betz A, Vontell R, Valenta J, Worden L, Sink K, Font L et al.

Neuroscience (2009)

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