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ERIC Number: EJ1027274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 4
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ISSN: ISSN-1072-0502
The 5-HT[subscript 3A] Receptor Is Essential for Fear Extinction
Kondo, Makoto; Nakamura, Yukiko; Ishida, Yusuke; Yamada, Takahiro; Shimada, Shoichi
Learning & Memory, v21 n1 p1-4 Jan 2014
The 5-HT [subscript 3] receptor, the only ionotropic 5-HT receptor, is expressed in limbic regions, including the hippocampus, amygdala, and cortex. However, it is not known whether it has a role in fear memory processes. Analysis of 5-HT [subscript 3A] receptor knockout mice in fear conditioning paradigms revealed that the 5-HT [subscript 3A] receptor is not required for the acquisition or retention of fear memory but is essential for the extinction of contextual and tone-cued fear. Our data suggest that the 5-HT [subscript 3A] receptor could be a key molecule regulating fear memory processes and a potential therapeutic target for fear disorders.
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