The influence of cyclooxygenase inhibitors on functional stability of hippocampal slices, determined by electrophysiological criteria of recovery after slicing and long-term maintainence of population activity, was studied. Transient (3 min) treatment of slices during slicing with indomethacin (45 microM) or aspirin (0.5 mM) allowed registration of the… (More)
Muscimol-stimulated Cl(-)conductance in brain cortex synaptoneurosomes from Wistar rats decreased 15 min after single intraperitoneal injection of pentylenetetrazole in a subconvulsive dose. These changes reflected a decrease in functional activity of the GABA(A)-receptor/Cl(-)ionophore complex. Muscimol-stimulated Cl(-)conductance in synaptoneurosomes… (More)
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Experiments on Wistar rats showed that basal and muscimol-induced 36Cl- entry into synaptoneurosomes isolated from the brain cortex decreased after kindling (30 mg/kg pentylenetetrazole intraperitoneally for 30 days) in animals with seizure severity score 4-5. Changes in Cl- conduction during kindling are discussed.
Muscimol-stimulated Cl- conductance of synaptoneurosomes from the cerebral cortex of Wistar rats increased during the early stage of pharmacological kindling not inducing the seizure response in animals. Picrotoxin, bicuculline, and pentylenetetrazole potentiated inhibition of muscimol-dependent 36Cl- entry into synaptoneurosomes, which attested to… (More)
Experiments on Wistar rats showed a decrease in basal and muscimol-stimulated 36Cl(-) entry into synaptoneurosomes isolated from the cerebral cortex during the middle stage of kindling (30 mg/kg pentylenetetrazole intraperitoneally for 14 days) characterized by the development of convulsions of higher (2 points) severity in comparison with the previous… (More)
Experiments on Wistar rats showed that muscimol-stimulated Cl(-) conduction of synaptoneurosomes, isolated from the cerebral cortex increased after 5-day systemic treatment with subconvulsive doses of pentylene tetrasole during the initial stage of pharmacological pentylene tetrasole kindling, characterized by gradually augmenting convulsive readiness of… (More)
The possible relationship between the function of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in Lymnaea stagnalis neurons and energy metabolism was studied. Oxidative phosphorylation was activated by treatment of neurons with substrates of the tricarboxylic acid cycle and norepinephrine. Transmembrane currents induced by acetylcholine in isolated neurons were… (More)
The kinetics of desensitization induced by different agonists of acetylcholine (ACh) as well as the kinetics of recovery from densensitization, have been studied using the voltage-clamp technique in isolated, identified Lymnaea stagnalis neurones. Desensitization follows the sum of two exponentials: one fast and one slow. The time constant of the fast… (More)