The mysterious motivational functions of mesolimbic dopamine.
United States. In Neuron, 2012
Nucleus accumbens dopamine is known to play a role in motivational processes, and dysfunctions of mesolimbic dopamine may contribute to motivational symptoms of depression and other disorders, as well as features of substance abuse.
Nucleus accumbens invulnerability to methamphetamine neurotoxicity.
In Ilar J, 2010
The nucleus accumbens (NAc) is largely spared the damage that accompanies binge Meth intoxication, but relatively subtle changes in the disposition of DA in its nerve endings can lead to dramatic increases in Meth-induced toxicity in the CPu and overcome the normal resistance of the NAc to damage.