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Role of the Amygdala in Antidepressant Effects on Hippocampal Cell Proliferation and Survival and on Depression-like Behavior in the Rat

  • Jorge E. Castro,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics, Brain Mind Institute, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Emilio Varea,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics, Brain Mind Institute, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Cristina Márquez,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics, Brain Mind Institute, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Maria Isabel Cordero,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics, Brain Mind Institute, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Guillaume Poirier,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics, Brain Mind Institute, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Carmen Sandi mail

    carmen.sandi@epfl.ch

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics, Brain Mind Institute, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Published: January 08, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008618

About the Authors

Jorge E. Castro, Emilio Varea, Cristina Márquez, Maria Isabel Cordero, Guillaume Poirier, Carmen Sandi
Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics, Brain Mind Institute, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: carmen.sandi@epfl.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JC EV CM MIC CS. Performed the experiments: JC EV. Analyzed the data: JC GP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CM MIC. Wrote the paper: JC GP CS.