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Behavioral Sequence Analysis Reveals a Novel Role for ß2* Nicotinic Receptors in Exploration

  • Nicolas Maubourguet,

    Affiliations: Unité Neurobiologie Intégrative des Systèmes Cholinergiques, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, CNRS, URA 2182, Paris, France

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  • Annick Lesne,

    Affiliation: Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette, France

    Current address: LPTMC, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

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  • Jean-Pierre Changeux,

    Affiliations: Unité Neurobiologie Intégrative des Systèmes Cholinergiques, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, CNRS, URA 2182, Paris, France

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  • Uwe Maskos,

    Affiliations: Unité Neurobiologie Intégrative des Systèmes Cholinergiques, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, CNRS, URA 2182, Paris, France

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  • Philippe Faure mail

    phfaure@pasteur.fr

    Affiliations: Unité Neurobiologie Intégrative des Systèmes Cholinergiques, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, CNRS, URA 2182, Paris, France

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  • Published: November 21, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000229

About the Authors

Nicolas Maubourguet, Jean-Pierre Changeux, Uwe Maskos, Philippe Faure
Unité Neurobiologie Intégrative des Systèmes Cholinergiques, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Nicolas Maubourguet, Jean-Pierre Changeux, Uwe Maskos, Philippe Faure
CNRS, URA 2182, Paris, France
Annick Lesne
Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette, France

Corresponding Author

Email: phfaure@pasteur.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PF. Performed the experiments: NM. Analyzed the data: NM PF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AL JPC UM PF. Wrote the paper: NM AL JPC UM PF. Worked on the mathematical aspects underlying the methods for analyzing the sequences and their interpretation: AL.