Gamble-George JC, Conger JR, Hartley ND, Gupta P, Sumislawski JJ, Patel S. Dissociable effects of CB1 receptor blockade on anxiety-like and consummatory behaviors in the novelty-induced hypophagia test in mice. Psychopharmacology. 2013 Aug;228(228). 401-9. PMID: 23483200 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC3707973 NIHMSID: NIHMS455470.
Central CB1 cannabinoid receptors regulate anxiety-like and appetitive consummatory behaviors. Pharmacological antagonism/inverse-agonism of CB1 receptors increases anxiety and decreases appetitive behaviors; however, neither well-defined dose nor context dependence of these effects has been simultaneously assessed in one behavioral assay.