|Application:||Gene expression microarray analysis|
|Number of samples:||96|
|Release date:||Nov 13 2014|
|Last update date:||Jul 31 2017|
|Dataset link||Expression profiling of brain structures of dependent and non-dependent rats self-administering alcohol and naive controls|
96 gene expression profiles (GEP) were obtained from 8 brain regions believed to be relevant in alcohol’s reinforcing properties using the Affymetrix RN230.2 platform. Specifically, the following brain regions were microdissected and analyzed from nondependent and dependent alcohol self-administering rats as well as age-matched alcohol naive rats: (a) medial prefrontal cortex (MPF), (b) shell and (c) core NAc sub-regions, (d) central nucleus (CeA) and (e) basolateral nucleus of the amygdala (BLA), (f) dorsolateral and (g) ventral bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST), and (h) ventral tegmental area (VTA).