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Research Article

The Role of the Substantia Nigra Pars Compacta in Regulating Sleep Patterns in Rats

  • Marcelo M.S. Lima mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: mmeirasantoslima@psicobio.epm.br

    Affiliation: Departamento de Psicobiologia, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Monica L. Andersen,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Psicobiologia, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Angela B. Reksidler,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Farmacologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil

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  • Maria A.B.F. Vital,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Farmacologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil

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  • Sergio Tufik

    Affiliation: Departamento de Psicobiologia, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Published: June 06, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000513

About the Authors

Marcelo M.S. Lima, Monica L. Andersen, Sergio Tufik
Departamento de Psicobiologia, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Angela B. Reksidler, Maria A.B.F. Vital
Departamento de Farmacologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: mmeirasantoslima@psicobio.epm.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ML MA AR MV ST. Performed the experiments: ML AR. Analyzed the data: ML AR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ML MA ST. Wrote the paper: ML MA.