Andor H. Molnár

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The effects of the inhibitors of glycogen synthase kinase-3beta (GSK-3beta), TDZD-8 and SB 415286, which can substantially reduce the systemic inflammation associated with endotoxic shock in vivo, have now been investigated on the acute colitis provoked by trinitrobenzene sulphonic acid (TNBS) in the rat. Administration of the GSK-3beta inhibitor TDZD-8(More)
The effects of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) on vasopressin (VP) and oxytocin (OT) secretion were studied in 13-14-day cultures of isolated rat neurohypophyseal (NH) tissue. The VP and OT contents of the supernatant were determined by radioimmunoassay after a 1 or 2 h incubation. Significantly increased levels of VP and OT production were detected(More)
UNLABELLED The effects of adrenaline (A) and noradrenaline (NA) on vasopressin (VP) secretion were studied in 13-14-day cultures of isolated rat neurohypophyseal (NH) tissue. The VP contents of the supernatant media were determined by radioimmunoassay after a 1 or 2-h incubation. Significantly increased VP levels were detected in the tissue culture media(More)
The effects of rat, porcine and human galanin, and the human 1-16 and human 16-30 terminal galanin fragments on vasopressin secretion were studied in rat. The plasma vasopressin level was determined by radioimmunoassay (RIA). There were no changes in the basal vasopressin secretion after galanin administration. A significant increase in vasopressin(More)
The effects of the interactions between the 29 amino acid-containing peptide galanin and adrenaline or noradrenaline on the secretion of oxytocin were studied in 13- to 14-day cultures of isolated rat neurohypophyseal tissue. The α-receptor antagonist corynanthine blocked the adrenaline-induced increase of oxytocin secretion. When the β-receptor antagonist(More)
The effects of the antidiuretic (V(2)) non-peptide receptor antagonist OPC-31260 on the plasma vasopressin level and the biological half-life and organ distribution of radiochemically pure, biologically active [(3)H]8-arginine vasopressin [spec. act.: 15.9 mCi/mmol (588 GBq/mmol)] were studied in Wistar rats. The plasma vasopressin level increased(More)
Electrical stimulation of the trigeminal ganglion has been widely used as a model of nociception, characterizing migraine. This treatment is known to evoke release of neuropeptides and neurotransmitters from nerve fibers of the dura mater. On the basis of immunocytochemical investigations, we found that under normal conditions, surface membranes of Schwann(More)
The effects of histamine (HA) on vasopressin (VP) and oxytocin (OT) secretion were studied in 13-14-day cultures of isolated rat neurohypophyseal (NH) tissue. The VP and OT contents of the supernatant were determined by radioimmunoassay (RIA) after a 1 or 2-h incubation. Significantly increased levels of VP and OT production were detected in the tissue(More)
The effects of the non-peptide vasopressin V2 receptor antagonist 5-dimethylamino-1-[4-(2-methylbenzoylamino)benzoyl]-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1H-benzazepine hydrochloride (OPC-31260) on the cerebral oedema induced by general cerebral hypoxia were studied in rats. The general cerebral hypoxia was produced by bilateral common carotid ligation in Sprague-Dawley(More)
The effects of the centrally administered neuropeptides orexin-A on water intake and vasopressin (VP) secretion were studied in male Wistar rats (180–250 g). Different doses (10, 30, and 90 μg/10 μl) of the orexins and the specific orexin receptor-1 (OX1) antagonist SB 408124 (30 μg/10 μl) were administered intracerebroventricularly (i.c.v.) under(More)