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The expression of dopamine D2 receptor mRNA in cultured rat striatal and cerebellar astrocytes was examined by in situ hybridization (ISH) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Cells double-labelled for glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) immuno-histochemistry and dopamine D2 receptor mRNA (ISH) provide evidence that striatal but not cerebellar astrocytes(More)
Unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced lesion of the nigrostriatal dopamine (DA) pathway causes a significant increase of preproenkephalin (PPE) messenger RNA (mRNA) levels in the DA-depleted striatum in rat brain. Using an in situ hybridization (ISH) technique and computer-assisted microdensitometry, we quantified the changes in PPE mRNA levels in(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE An epileptic seizure is a sum of exogenous and endogenous factors affecting an epileptic focus. The aim of the study was to examine the influence of changes in atmospheric pressure and temperature on the increase in the frequency of seizures and changes in EEG in epileptic patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 30(More)
UNLABELLED Syncope is a short loss of consciousness caused by a transient decrease of global cerebral blood flow. Neurally mediated syncope is associated with vasodilatory response and bradycardia. The Doppler ultrasonography was used to evaluate changes of the basilar artery blood flow mean velocity and pulsatility index during orthostatic challenge and(More)
The article presents a case of metachromatic leucodystrophy (MLD) of the adult onset type, in which atypical initial course could suggest multiple sclerosis. MLD is an inherited, metabolic, degenerative disease of the nervous system. It is caused by a deficiency of a lysosomal enzyme--arylsulphatase A, with the storage of cerebroside sulphate and(More)
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