Alexei Umriukhin

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Microdialysis for measurement of serotonin in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVN) and the dorsal hippocampus was performed under both basal and stimulated conditions, known to elicit differential behavioral and neuroendocrine responses in rats with inborn high (HAB) or low (LAB) anxiety-related behavior. We studied the release of(More)
While rodents have a keen sense of smell and largely depend on olfactory cues for operating in their environment, most of the widely used tests to assess anxiety-related behavior largely ignore the olfactory system, being primarily based on fear of brightly lit, novel and open spaces. Here, we aimed at testing whether the genetic predisposition to anxiety(More)
The aim of the work was to study effect of peripheral administration of mu-opioid receptor ligands unable to penetrate through the hematoencephalic barrier on the measures of emotionality in rats and on the release of beta-endorphins from nerve endings of the anterior cingulate cortex during emotional stress. The mu-opioid receptor agonist loperimide mostly(More)
Blood level of autoantibodies to dopamine and glutamate in rats increased in 4 weeks after exposure to stress. Under these conditions, active animals demonstrated decreased motor and exploratory activity in the open field, while in passive animals, only the number of explored objects decreased. The increase in blood level of autoantibodies to dopamine and(More)
Background Numerous studies support an important contribution of endogenous opioid peptide systems in the mechanisms of emotional behavior. It is well known that the structure of opioid receptors (OR) and endogenous opioid peptides in the CNS and in the periphery is identical, but the central and peripheral functions of endogenous opioid systems are(More)
The dynamics of dopamine and norepinephrine contents in the dorsal hippocampus of rats immunized with a dopamine-BSA conjugate was studied during immobilization stress by mean of the microdialysis technique. Immunization with dopamine conjugate was accompanied by intensive production of antibodies against dopamine in rat blood and a tendency toward an(More)
Serotonin contents in the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus (PVN) and dorsal hippocampus of rats with different levels of inborn motor activity were studied by microdialysis in basal and stimulated conditions. Rats were exposed to elevated platform and forced swimming stress. In basal conditions, differences in serotonin contents between rats with(More)
Preliminary data indicate that increased blood plasma level of β-endorphin in patients with nonpsychotic unipolar depression after 2 weeks of treatment correlates with the positive response to therapy. This parameter can be regarded as an objective indicator of potential improvements. Further studies aimed at determining the value of blood β-endorphin(More)
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