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Jian-Li WANG, Bei WANG, Wen CHEN. Differences in cocaine-induced place preference persistence, locomotion and social behaviors between C57BL/6J and BALB/cJ mice. Zoological Research, 2014, 35(5): 426-435. doi: 10.13918/j.issn.2095-8137.2014.5.426
Citation: Jian-Li WANG, Bei WANG, Wen CHEN. Differences in cocaine-induced place preference persistence, locomotion and social behaviors between C57BL/6J and BALB/cJ mice. Zoological Research, 2014, 35(5): 426-435. doi: 10.13918/j.issn.2095-8137.2014.5.426

Differences in cocaine-induced place preference persistence, locomotion and social behaviors between C57BL/6J and BALB/cJ mice

doi: 10.13918/j.issn.2095-8137.2014.5.426
Funds:  This research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31260513), the National Natural Science Foundation of Ningxia (NZ14077) and the Science Foundation of Beifang University of Nationalities (2012Y052)
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  • Corresponding author: Jian-Li WANG
  • Received Date: 2014-02-01
  • Rev Recd Date: 2014-04-20
  • Publish Date: 2014-09-08
  • C57BL/6J and BALB/cJ mice display significant differences in sociability and response to drugs, but the phenotypic variability of their susceptibility to cocaine is still not well known. In this study, the differences between these two mice strains in the persistence of cocaine-induced conditioned place preference (CPP), as well as the locomotion and social behaviors after the 24-hour withdrawal from a four-day cocaine (20 mg/kg/day) administration were investigated. The results showed that the cocaine-induced CPP persisted over two weeks in C57BL/6J mice, while it diminished within one week among BALB/cJ mice. After 24-hours of cocaine withdrawal, high levels of locomotion as well as low levels of social interaction and aggressive behavior were found in C57BL/6J mice, but no significant changes were found in BALB/cJ mice, indicating that cocaine-induced CPP persistence, locomotion and social behavior are not consistent between these two strains, and that overall C57BL/6J mice are more susceptible to cocaine than BALB/cJ mice at the tested doses.
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