András Boros

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The medial septal diagonal band area (MS/DB), made up of GABAergic and cholinergic neurones, plays an essential role in the generation and modulation of the hippocampal theta rhythm. To understand the part that the cholinergic neurones might play in this activity, we sought to determine whether postsynaptic nicotinic receptor responses can be detected in(More)
Long-term alcohol exposure gives rise to development of physical dependence on alcohol in consequence of changes in certain neurotransmitter functions. Accumulating evidence suggests that the glutamatergic neurotransmitter system, especially the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) type of glutamate receptors is a particularly important site of ethanol's action,(More)
In our previous experiments, severe cellular damages and neuronal cell loss were observed following 24h of alcohol withdrawal in primary cultures of rat cortical neurones pre-treated with ethanol (50-200 mM) repeatedly for 3 days. Increased NMDA induced cytosolic calcium responses and excitotoxicity were also demonstrated in the ethanol pre-treated(More)
The basic histology of the developing embryonic gut wall of the chick was examined on haematein and eosin-stained paraffin sections. In parallel with this, the ontogenic sequence of myenteric plexus formation was followed on whole mounts after NADH diaphorase histochemistry. The presence of nerve elements was verified also by electron microscopy. The(More)
In this study, we have established a non-neuronal cell line stably and inducibly expressing recombinant NMDA receptors (NRs) composed of rat NR1a/NR2A subunits. EcR-293 cells were transfected with rat NR1a and NR2A cDNAs using the inducible mammalian expression vector pIND. Cell colonies resistant for the selecting agents were picked and tested for NR2A(More)
An ecdysone-inducible mammalian expression system was used to study expression of recombinant N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors. Human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 cells expressing the regulatory vector pVgRXR (EcR 293 cells) were transfected with rat NR1a and NR2B cDNAs using the inducible vector pIND (Invitrogen). Inducible expression of the NR2B(More)
BACKGROUND Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction has been associated with poor prognosis in chronic heart failure (HF). However, less data is available about the role of RV dysfunction in patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). We aimed to investigate if RV dysfunction would predict outcome in CRT. DESIGN We enrolled prospectively ninety-three(More)
AIMS The low lymphocyte counts and high neutrophil leucocyte fractions have been associated with poor prognosis in chronic heart failure. We hypothesized that the baseline ratio of the neutrophil leucocytes to the lymphocytes (NL ratio) would predict the outcome of chronic heart failure patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS(More)
The CYP17 gene, located on chromosome 10q24-q25, encodes the cytochrome P450c17 enzyme. Mutations of this gene cause the 17alpha-hydroxylase/17,20-lyase deficiency, which is a rare, autosomal recessive form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Approximately 50 different mutations of the CYP17 gene have been described, of which some mutations have been(More)