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BACKGROUND Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a common form of age-related dementia, characterized by deposition of amyloid Aβ plaques, neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration. N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDAR) are postsynaptic glutamate receptors that play a role in memory formation and are targets for memantadine, an anti-AD drug. Nitric oxide (NO)(More)
The effect of naftidrofuryl, a drug used in ischemia for its vasodilator properties and its protective effect on neuronal survival, was investigated on the maturation of cultured chicken spinal cord neurons, focusing on the presence of proteins specific for the developing neuronal cytoskeleton. Although no influence of naftidrofuryl on the rate of growth of(More)
The inhibitory glycine receptor, a ligand-gated ion channel that mediates fast synaptic inhibition in mammalian spinal cord and brainstem, is potently and selectively inhibited by the alkaloid strychnine. The anthelminthic and anticonvulsant ivermectin is a strychnine-independent agonist of spinal glycine receptors. Here we show that ivermectin is an(More)
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