Addy van Dijk

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We studied the effect of Cyclosporin A on the thymus in rats. A daily subcutaneous injection of Cyclosporin A at a dose of 45 mg/kg body weight in young adult rats resulted in a 100% mortality within two weeks. Daily administration of 15 mg/kg for two weeks was well tolerated. Rats treated at this dose showed whole blood Cyclosporin concentrations around 6(More)
Recent publications have shown promising results of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the nucleus accumbens for patients with obsessive compulsive disorder and major depressive disorder. Despite its increasing application in the clinical setting, the neurobiological mechanism of action of DBS is still uncertain. One of the possible effects of DBS might be(More)
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the nucleus accumbens (NAc) is effective in treatment-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder and major depressive disorder. However, little is known about the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the rapid and effective changes of DBS. One of the hypotheses is that DBS modulates activity of monoamine neurotransmitters. In(More)
Cyclosporin A (CsA) was administered to rats by repeated subcutaneous (s.c.) or intravenous (i.v.) injections for 14 days. Changes in thymic histology were independent of the route of administration. Blood concentration--time profiles of CsA were similar at dose levels of i.v. 7.5 and s.c. 15 mg/kg/day, respectively. So, provided that the dose is reduced,(More)
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