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Abbreviation : VTA
Long Form : ventral tegmental area
No. Year Title Co-occurring Abbreviation
2020 A role for leptin and ghrelin in the augmentation of heroin seeking induced by chronic food restriction. ---
2020 Acute Nicotine Exposure Alters Ventral Tegmental Area Inhibitory Transmission and Promotes Diazepam Consumption. ---
2020 Alcohol consumption alters Gdnf promoter methylation and expression in rats. CP, GDNF, IA2BC, NAc, NRE
2020 Alpha-1 Adrenergic Receptors Modulate Glutamate and GABA Neurotransmission onto Ventral Tegmental Dopamine Neurons during Cocaine Sensitization. DA, GABA, PKC
2020 Analyzing the co-localization of substantia nigra hyper-echogenicities and iron accumulation in Parkinson's disease: A multi-modal atlas study with transcranial ultrasound and MRI. PD, QSM, SN, TCS
2020 Anatomical and single-cell transcriptional profiling of the murine habenular complex. LHb, MHb
2020 Antidepressant effects of ketamine on depression-related phenotypes and dopamine dysfunction in rodent models of stress. DA
2020 Arousal-state dependent alterations in VTA-GABAergic neuronal activity. ---
2020 Atopic dermatitis induces anxiety- and depressive-like behaviors with concomitant neuronal adaptations in brain reward circuits in mice. AD, BDNF, CREB, D1R, DARPP32, DS, NAc, TH
10  2020 Brainstem Functional Connectivity Disturbances in Epilepsy may Recover After Successful Surgery. ARAS, CSC, PPN, TLE
11  2020 Chemogenetic inhibition of lateral habenula projections to the dorsal raphe nucleus reduces passive coping and perseverative reward seeking in rats. DRN, LHb, RMTg
12  2020 Complementary Roles for Ventral Pallidum Cell Types and Their Projections in Relapse. LH, PV, VP
13  2020 Complex patterns of dopamine-related gene expression in the ventral tegmental area of male zebra finches relate to dyadic interactions with long-term female partners. ---
14  2020 Decreased mesolimbicdopaminergic signaling underlies the waning of maternal caregiving across the postpartum period in rats. DA, LE, NA, SD
15  2020 Differences in Functional Connectivity Networks Related to the Midbrain Dopaminergic System-Related Area in Various Psychiatric Disorders. BPD, MDD, rs-fMRI
16  2020 Differences in the number of oxytocin, vasopressin, and tyrosine hydroxylase cells in brain regions associated with mating among great, midday, and Mongolian gerbils. DA, ir, MPOA, OT, PVN, SON, TH
17  2020 Differential expression of mu-opioid receptors in the nucleus accumbens, amygdala and VTA depends on liking for alcohol, chronic alcohol intake and estradiol treatment. AMY, EV, HC, MOR, NAc
18  2020 Direct interaction of PP2A phosphatase with GABAB receptors alters functional signaling. DA, PP2A
19  2020 Dopaminergic afferents from midbrain to dorsolateral bed nucleus of stria terminalis inhibit release and expression of corticotropin-releasing hormone in paraventricular nucleus. ACTH, CORT, CRH, DAergic, dlBNST, GABAAR, GAD, HPA, LTP, MPTP, PVN
20  2020 Dose-dependent induction of CPP or CPA by intra-pVTA ethanol: Role of mu opioid receptors and effects on NMDA receptors. MORs, NAc, NMDA
21  2020 Early exposure to environmental enrichment modulates the effects of prenatal ethanol exposure upon opioid gene expression and adolescent ethanol intake. AcbN, AMY, KOR, PDYN, PEE, PV
22  2020 Effects of aging on testosterone and androgen receptors in the mesocorticolimbic system of male rats. AR, mPFC, NAc, OFC
23  2020 Endocannabinoid genetic variation enhances vulnerability to THC reward in adolescent female mice. CB1R, NAc, THC
24  2020 Endocannabinoids mediate long-lasting behavioural and physiological changes in male rats induced by the repeated activation of the mesolimbic system by copulation to satiety. DA, eCB, NAcc
25  2020 Epigenetic Dysregulation of Dopaminergic System by Maternal Cafeteria Diet During Early Postnatal Development. CAF, CON, DAT, NAc, PND10, TH
26  2020 Functional brain activity is globally elevated by dopamine D2 receptor knockdown in the ventral tegmental area. ---
27  2020 Glutamate and dopamine in the VTA participate differently in the acute and chronic effect of methylphenidate. ADHD, MPD
28  2020 Intracerebroventricular injection of deltamethrin increases locomotion activity and causes spatial working memory and dopaminergic pathway impairment in rats. DM, i.c.v, SNpc, TH
29  2020 Investigating the influence of perinatal nicotine exposure on genetic profiles of neurons in the sub-regions of the VTA. DA, GABA, PBP, PIF, PN
30  2020 Involvement of supralemniscal nucleus (B9) 5-HT neuronal system in nociceptive processing: a fiber photometry study. DAS, LC, TPH2, tTA
31  2020 Lateral septum inhibition reduces motivation for cocaine: Reversal by diazepam. B-M, BE, LS
32  2020 Learned avoidance requires VTA KOR-mediated reductions in dopamine. KOR
33  2020 Long term osmotic stress exposure outcomes on rat dopaminergic innervations and the associated motor behavior. SNc, TH
34  2020 Lorcaserin bidirectionally regulates dopaminergic function site-dependently and disrupts dopamine brain area correlations in rats. DA, SNc
35  2020 Mechanical stimulation of cervical vertebrae modulates the discharge activity of ventral tegmental area neurons and dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens. CNS, DA, DORs, NAc
36  2020 Mesocorticolimbic Pathways Encode Cue-Based Expectancy Effects on Pain. FC, MRI, NAc, rACC
37  2020 Microglial activation contributes to depressive-like behavior in dopamine D3 receptor knockout mice. BDNF, D3R, D3RKO, GFAP, IL-1beta, mPFC, NAc, TNF-alpha
38  2020 Mitochondrial Dysfunction Combined with High Calcium Load Leads to Impaired Antioxidant Defense Underlying the Selective Loss of Nigral Dopaminergic Neurons. DANs, SNc
39  2020 Mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphatase-2 deletion modifies ventral tegmental area function and connectivity and alters reward processing. MAPKs, MKPs
40  2020 Neural connectivity between the hypothalamic supramammillary nucleus and appetite- and motivation-related regions of the rat brain. DMH, LH, SuM, TH, VMH
41  2020 Opioid-Induced Molecular and Cellular Plasticity of Ventral Tegmental Area Dopamine Neurons. DA
42  2020 Opposite effects of dopamine and serotonin on resting-state networks: review and implications for psychiatric disorders. DA, DMN, FC, RNi, RSNs, SMN, SN
43  2020 Photodynamic modification of native HCN channels expressed in thalamocortical neurons. DA, HCN, PDM, RMP, TC, VB
44  2020 Pivotal role of the ventral tegmental area in spontaneous motor activity and concomitant cardiovascular responses in decerebrate rats. ---
45  2020 Potentiation of morphine-induced antinociception by harmaline: involvement of mu-opioid and ventral tegmental area NMDA receptors. CPP, TF
46  2020 Prenatal Ethanol Exposure and Postnatal Environmental Intervention Alter Dopaminergic Neuron and Microglia Morphology in the Ventral Tegmental Area During Adulthood. DA, PE
47  2020 Projection-Specific Potentiation of Ventral Pallidal Glutamatergic Outputs after Abstinence from Cocaine. CPP, VP, VPVGluT2
48  2020 Refinement of the dopaminergic system of anuran amphibians based on connectivity with habenula, basal ganglia, limbic system, pallium, and spinal cord. SNc
49  2020 Reproducibility assessment of neuromelanin-sensitive magnetic resonance imaging protocols for region-of-interest and voxelwise analyses. NM, NM-MRI, SN
50  2020 Serotonin 5-HT2A and 5-HT2C receptors regulate rat maternal behavior through distinct behavioral and neural mechanisms. mPFC
51  2020 Tractographic description of major subcortical projection pathways passing the anterior limb of the internal capsule. Corticopetal organization of networks relevant for psychiatric disorders. MD, MDT, OCD, PPs, RN, SNR, STN, VLT
52  2020 Underpinning the Neurobiological Intricacies Associated with Opioid Tolerance. DRN, NAc, PAG, RVM
53  2020 Verbal suggestions of nicotine content modulate ventral tegmental neural activity during the presentation of a nicotine-free odor in cigarette smokers. BOLD, DLPFC, fMRI
54  2019 25B-NBOMe, a novel N-2-methoxybenzyl-phenethylamine (NBOMe) derivative, may induce rewarding and reinforcing effects via a dopaminergic mechanism: Evidence of abuse potential. BDNF, CPP, HAL, HTR, KS, NAcc, NBOMe, NBOMe, pCREB, SA
55  2019 2Hz-electroacupuncture attenuates heroin-seeking behaviors via adjusts CB1-Rs and CB2-Rs expression in relapse-relevant brain regions of heroin self-administration rats. EA, HIP, NAc, PFC, SA
56  2019 5-HT2A receptor activation normalizes stress-induced dysregulation of GABAergic signaling in the ventral tegmental area. ---
57  2019 A Midbrain Circuit that Mediates Headache Aversiveness in Rats. vlPAG
58  2019 A Neural Circuit Mechanism for Encoding Aversive Stimuli in the Mesolimbic Dopamine System. DA, NAc, vNAcMed
59  2019 A VTA GABAergic Neural Circuit Mediates Visually Evoked Innate Defensive Responses. CeA, SC
60  2019 Abnormal amygdala resting-state functional connectivity in primary dysmenorrhea. AFC, PDM
61  2019 Accumbal Dopamine Release Tracks the Expectation of Dopamine Neuron-Mediated Reinforcement. DA, NAc
62  2019 Activation of a lateral hypothalamic-ventral tegmental circuit gates motivation. LH, LHLEPR, PR
63  2019 Activation of brainstem and midbrain nuclei during cognitive control in medicated patients with schizophrenia. dACC, LC, PFC
64  2019 Activation of MORs in the VTA induces changes on cFos expression in different projecting regions: Effect of inflammatory pain. aCSF, BLA, BNST, MORs, NAc
65  2019 Acute and chronic methylphenidate administration in intact and VTA-specific and nonspecific lesioned rats. DA, ED1, MPD
66  2019 Acute Tramadol-Induced Cellular Tolerance and Dependence of Ventral Tegmental Area Dopaminergic Neurons: An In Vivo Electrophysiological Study. DA
67  2019 Adaptive anxious states and down-regulation of dopamine activity under amygdala activation in rats. AMPH, BLA, DA, EPM, FST
68  2019 Addiction and the itch-scratch cycle. What do they have in common? NAc
69  2019 Adiponectin modulates ventral tegmental area dopamine neuron activity and anxiety-related behavior through AdipoR1. AdipoR1
70  2019 Adolescent Nicotine Exposure Induces Dysregulation of Mesocorticolimbic Activity States and Depressive and Anxiety-like Prefrontal Cortical Molecular Phenotypes Persisting into Adulthood. DA, ERK 1-2, NAc, PFC
71  2019 Adolescent stress contributes to aberrant dopamine signaling in a heritable rodent model of susceptibility. AS, vHipp
72  2019 Adult social isolation leads to anxiety and spatial memory impairment: Brain activity pattern of COx and c-Fos. IS, mPFC
73  2019 Afferent neuropeptide Y projections to the ventral tegmental area in normal-weight male Wistar rats. ARC, CTB, NAc, NPY
74  2019 Alcohol withdrawal drives depressive behaviors by activating neurons in the rostromedial tegmental nucleus. ACb, RMTg
75  2019 alpha-Conotoxin TxIB: A Uniquely Selective Ligand for alpha6/alpha3beta2beta3 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Attenuates Nicotine-Induced Conditioned Place Preference in Mice. CPP, DA, ELISA, GABA, HIP, NAc, nAChR, NE, PFC, SC
76  2019 Alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone increases the activity of melanocortin-3 receptor-expressing neurons in the ventral tegmental area. alpha-MSH, MC3R, MC3Rs
77  2019 alpha1- and beta3-Adrenergic Receptor-Mediated Mesolimbic Homeostatic Plasticity Confers Resilience to Social Stress in Susceptible Mice. DA, LC
78  2019 Alpha1-adrenergic receptor blockade in the ventral tegmental area modulates conditional stimulus-induced cocaine seeking. alpha1-AR, DA, DBH, NA
79  2019 Alterations and adaptation of ventral tegmental area dopaminergic neurons in animal models of depression. DA
80  2019 Altered expression of dopaminergic cell fate regulating genes prior to manifestation of symptoms in a transgenic rat model of Huntington's disease. DRN, HD, SNc, tgHD
81  2019 Altered nigrostriatal dopaminergic and noradrenergic system prompted by systemic lead toxicity versus a treatment by curcumin-III in the desert rodent Meriones shawi. DS, LC, M. shawi, SNc, TH
82  2019 Amisulpride and l-DOPA modulate subcortical brain nuclei connectivity in resting-state pharmacologic magnetic resonance imaging. DA, FC
83  2019 Amphetamine Self-Administration and Its Extinction Alter the 5-HT1B Receptor Protein Levels in Designated Structures of the Rat Brain. GP, HIP, NAc, SN
84  2019 An Assessment between D1 Receptor Agonist and D2 receptor Antagonist into the Ventral Tegmental Area on Conditioned Place Preference and Locomotor Activity. CPP, DA
85  2019 Astrocytic Mechanisms Involving Kynurenic Acid Control Delta9-Tetrahydrocannabinol-Induced Increases in Glutamate Release in Brain Reward-Processing Areas. alpha7 nAChRs, CB1Rs, KYNA, mPFC, NAcS, THC
86  2019 Binge-Type Eating in Rats is Facilitated by Neuromedin U Receptor 2 in the Nucleus Accumbens and Ventral Tegmental Area. BED, NAc, NMUR2
87  2019 Brain region specific glucagon-like peptide-1 receptors regulate alcohol-induced behaviors in rodents. CPP, Ex-4, GLP-1, GLP-1R, LDTg, NAc
88  2019 c-Fos, DeltaFosB, BDNF, trkB and Arc Expression in the Limbic System of Male Roman High- and Low-Avoidance Rats that Show Differences in Sexual Behavior: Effect of Sexual Activity. Acb, BDNF, mPFC, TrkB
89  2019 Calbindin-D28K Limits Dopamine Release in Ventral but Not Dorsal Striatum by Regulating Ca2+ Availability and Dopamine Transporter Function. DA, DAT, SNc
90  2019 Cannabidiol Counteracts the Psychotropic Side-Effects of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol in the Ventral Hippocampus through Bidirectional Control of ERK1-2 Phosphorylation. CBD, DA, ERK, THC, vHipp
91  2019 CaV1.3 L-Type Calcium Channels Increase the Vulnerability of Substantia Nigra Dopaminergic Neurons in MPTP Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease. DA, PD, SNpc, TH
92  2019 Central Processing of Itch in the Midbrain Reward Center. DA, GABA
93  2019 Cerebellar modulation of the reward circuitry and social behavior. ---
94  2019 Chemogenetic activation of ventral tegmental area GABA neurons, but not mesoaccumbal GABA terminals, disrupts responding to reward-predictive cues. DREADDs, NAc
95  2019 Chemogenetic Manipulations of Ventral Tegmental Area Dopamine Neurons Reveal Multifaceted Roles in Cocaine Abuse. DA
96  2019 Cholinergic Receptor Blockade in the VTA Attenuates Cue-Induced Cocaine-Seeking and Reverses the Anxiogenic Effects of Forced Abstinence. EPM
97  2019 Chronic intermittent ethanol exposure dysregulates a GABAergic microcircuit in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis. BNST, CIE, CRF, LH
98  2019 Chronic stress increases susceptibility to food addiction by increasing the levels of DR2 and MOR in the nucleus accumbens. CRFR1, DR2, FAS, MOR, NAc
99  2019 Chronic Stress Induces Activity, Synaptic, and Transcriptional Remodeling of the Lateral Habenula Associated with Deficits in Motivated Behaviors. CS, DR, EP, LHb, PC
100  2019 Clinical Trials Required to Assess Potential Benefits and Side Effects of Treatment of Patients With Anorexia Nervosa With Recombinant Human Leptin. ABA, AN, rh