OLETF (Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty) rats that lack the CCK 1 (A) receptor develop less behavioral sensitization to repeated cocaine treatment than wild type LETO (Long Evans Tokushima Otsuka) rats

Peptides. 2001 Aug;22(8):1285-90. doi: 10.1016/s0196-9781(01)00453-3.


OLETF (Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty) lacking the CCK 1 (A) receptor have similar spontaneous activity and locomotor response (horizontal and vertical activity) in response to a single injection of cocaine as the wild type LETO (Long Evans Tokushima Otsuka) rats. In contrast, the OLETF rats display more stereotypy in response to the first dose of cocaine than the LETO rats. Tested at 7 and 14 days after a one week daily treatment with cocaine, the LETO rats display robust behavioral sensitization to cocaine while the OLETF rats did not. These results support the hypothesis that endogenous CCK released by cocaine treatment and acting at CCK 1 receptors is required for the development and/or expression of this behavior.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Behavior / drug effects*
  • Cocaine / pharmacology*
  • Dopamine Uptake Inhibitors / pharmacology*
  • Male
  • Rats
  • Rats, Inbred OLETF*
  • Rats, Long-Evans*
  • Receptor, Cholecystokinin A
  • Receptors, Cholecystokinin / genetics*
  • Receptors, Cholecystokinin / physiology*
  • Time Factors


  • Dopamine Uptake Inhibitors
  • Receptor, Cholecystokinin A
  • Receptors, Cholecystokinin
  • Cocaine