Sarah Baracz

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  • 139 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
20122018
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Research interests

I am interested in understanding the mechanisms by which oxytocin and oxytocin-like compounds work in the brain to reduce the rewarding effects and abuse potential of licit and illicit drugs. 

I am also interested in how early life trauma can disrupt the oxytocin system and the impact this has on mental health and susceptibility for drug addiction.

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Projects 2016 2018

Research Output 2012 2018

  • 139 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 9 Article
  • 1 Review article

The L-type calcium channel blocker, isradipine, attenuates cue-induced cocaine-seeking by enhancing dopaminergic activity in the ventral tegmental area to nucleus accumbens pathway

Addy, N. A., Nunes, E. J., Hughley, S. M., Small, K. M., Baracz, S. J., Haight, J. L. & Rajadhyaksha, A. M. 3 May 2018 In : Neuropsychopharmacology. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Isradipine
L-Type Calcium Channels
Ventral Tegmental Area
Nucleus Accumbens
Calcium Channel Blockers

The role of the vasopressin V1A receptor in oxytocin modulation of methamphetamine primed reinstatement

Everett, N. A., McGregor, I. S., Baracz, S. J. & Cornish, J. L. 1 May 2018 In : Neuropharmacology. 133, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vasopressin Receptors
Methamphetamine
Oxytocin
Nucleus Accumbens
Oxytocin Receptors

Adolescent pre-treatment with oxytocin protects against adult methamphetamine-seeking behavior in female rats

Hicks, C., Cornish, J. L., Baracz, S. J., Suraev, A. & McGregor, I. S. 1 Mar 2016 In : Addiction Biology. 21, 2, p. 304-315 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Methamphetamine
Oxytocin
Reinforcement Schedule
Self Administration
Therapeutics
Oxytocin Receptors
Subthalamic Nucleus
Self Administration
Methamphetamine
Nucleus Accumbens

Oxytocin in the nucleus accumbens core reduces reinstatement of methamphetamine-seeking behaviour in rats

Baracz, S. J., Everett, N. A., McGregor, I. S. & Cornish, J. L. 1 Mar 2016 In : Addiction Biology. 21, 2, p. 316-325 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Methamphetamine
Nucleus Accumbens
Oxytocin
Oxytocin Receptors
Reward

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