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Millie Rincón-Cortés
University of Pittsburgh
14Publications
8H-index
234Citations
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#1Millie Rincón-Cortés (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 8
#2Anthony A. Grace (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 90
Abstract The onset of motherhood is accompanied by alterations in emotional and affective behaviors. Many new mothers experience transient and mild depressive symptoms that typically resolve spontaneously (i.e. postpartum blues) but increase the risk for postpartum depression (PPD). There is little data regarding the neural adaptations occurring in response to parturition and shortly after birth that may be associated with these affective changes. Although the dopamine (DA) system is involved in...
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#1Rosemarie E. Perry (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 9
#2Millie Rincón-Cortés (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 8
Last.Regina M. Sullivan (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 52
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Abstract It is well-established that children from low income, under-resourced families are at increased risk of altered social development. However, the biological mechanisms by which poverty-related adversities can “get under the skin” to influence social behavior are poorly understood and cannot be easily ascertained using human research alone. This study utilized a rodent model of “scarcity-adversity,” which encompasses material resource deprivation (scarcity) and reduced caregiving quality ...
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#1Rosemarie E. Perry (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 9
#2Stephen H. Braren (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 4
Last.Clancy Blair (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 51
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It has long been theorized that humans develop higher mental functions, such as executive functions (EFs), within the context of interpersonal interactions and social relationships. Various components of social interactions, such as interpersonal communication, perspective taking, and conforming/adhering to social rules, may create important (and perhaps even necessary) opportunities for the acquisition and continued practice of EF skills. Furthermore, positive and stable relationships facilitat...
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Abstract Depression, the most prevalent psychiatric disorder, is characterized by increased negative affect (i.e. depressed mood) and reduced positive affect (i.e. anhedonia). Stress is a risk factor for depression in humans, and animal models of chronic stress are typically used to study neurobehavioral alterations relevant to depression. Common behavioral outcomes in rodent models of chronic stress include anhedonia, social dysfunction and behavioral despair. For example, chronically stressed ...
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#1Katharina Klinger (Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg)H-Index: 1
#2Felipe V. Gomes (USP: University of São Paulo)H-Index: 19
Last.Anthony A. Grace (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 90
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Abstract Stress during adolescence is a risk factor for neuropsychiatric diseases, including schizophrenia. We recently observed that peripubertal male rats exposed to a combination of daily footshock plus restraint stress exhibited schizophrenia-like changes. However, numerous studies have shown sex differences in neuropsychiatric diseases as well as on the impact of coping with stress. Thus, we decided to evaluate, in adolescent female rats, the impact of different stressors (restraint stress ...
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#1Millie Rincón-Cortés (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 8
#2James P. Herman (UC: University of Cincinnati)H-Index: 80
Last.Rebecca M. Shansky (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 15
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Abstract Emerging evidence from the preclinical and human research suggests sex differences in response to different types of stress exposure, and that developmental timing, reproductive status, and biological sex are important factors influencing the degree of HPA activation/function. Here we review data regarding: i) sex differences in behavioral and neural responses to uncontrollable and controllable stressors; ii) distinct trajectories of behavioral development and HPA-axis function in male ...
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#1Millie Rincón-Cortés (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 8
#2Kimberly G. Gagnon (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 2
Last.Anthony A. Grace (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 90
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Psychostimulants such as amphetamine (AMPH) increase dopamine (DA) release from ventral tegmental area (VTA) neurons, which is associated with their acute reinforcing actions. This positive state is followed by a negative affective state during the withdrawal period each time the drug is taken (i.e., opponent process theory). AMPH withdrawal is accompanied by symptoms of anxiety and depression, which are associated with DA system dysfunction in humans and animal models. Most studies have focused...
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#1Julie Boulanger-Bertolus (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 2
#2Millie Rincón-Cortés (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 8
Last.Anne-Marie Mouly (French Institute of Health and Medical Research)H-Index: 15
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Throughout life, rats emit ultrasonic vocalizations (USV) when confronted with an aversive situation. However, the conditions classically used to elicit USV vary greatly with the animal’s age (isolation from the dam in infancy, versus nociceptive stimulation in adults). The present study is the first to characterize USV responses to the same aversive event throughout development. Specifically, infant, juvenile and adult rats were presented with mild foot-shocks and their USV frequency, duration,...
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#1Millie Rincón-Cortés (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 8
#2Anthony A. Grace (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 90
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#1Chao-Gan YanH-Index: 28
#2Millie Rincón-Cortés (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 8
Last.Francisco X. Castellanos (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 99
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Caregiver maltreatment induces vulnerability to later-life psychopathology. Clinical and preclinical evidence suggest changes in prefrontal and limbic circuitry underlie this susceptibility. We examined this question using a rat model of maternal maltreatment and methods translated from humans, resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (R-fMRI). Rat pups were reared by mothers provided with insufficient or abundant bedding for nest building from postnatal (PN) days 8 to 12 and underwen...
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