Anna Walczewska

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Previous experiments have demonstrated that leptin releases luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) from median eminence (ME)-arcuate explants from male rats and also stimulates the release of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and LH from anterior pituitaries with a potency not significantly different from that of LHRH itself. To determine the(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) plays a crucial role in reproduction at every level in the organism. In the brain, it activates the release of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH). The axons of the LHRH neurons project to the mating centers in the brain stem and by efferent pathways, evoke the lordosis reflex in female rats. In males, there is activation of(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) plays a crucial role in reproduction at every level in the organism. In the brain, it activates the release of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH). The axons of the LHRH neurons project to the mating centers in the brain stem and by afferent pathways evoke the lordosis reflex in female rats. In males, there is activation of(More)
Various high-fat diets are obesogenic but not to the same extent. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of saturated fat n-6 and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on the central neuropeptidergic system in adult rats. Using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction and in situ hybridisation, we evaluated the net effect of(More)
Gonadotropin secretion by the pituitary gland is under the control of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) and the putative follicle-stimulating hormone-releasing factor (FSHRF). Lamprey III LHRH is a potent FSHRF in the rat and appears to be resident in the FSH controlling area of the rat hypothalamus. It is an analog of mammalian LHRH and may be(More)
Gonadotropin secretion by the pituitary gland is under the control of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) and the putative follicle stimulating hormone-releasing factor (FSHRF). Lamprey III LHRH is a potent FSHRF in the rat and seems to be resident in the FSH controlling area of the rat hypothalamus. It is an analog of mammalian LHRH and may be the(More)
The aim of the present study was to examine if superior cervical ganglionectomy (SCGx) modifies the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) content in the median eminence in female rats. Intact, ovariectomized (OVX) and ovariectomized, 17 beta-estradiol implanted (OVX + E2) female rats were subjected to SCGx or sham operation (sham-SCGx). After 12 or 48 hours(More)
Objectives Somatic symptoms are common in depressive disorder and are similar to sickness behaviors due to inflammatory activation after cytokine administration. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are natural anti-inflammatory agents and may reduce inflammation-induced behavioral changes. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of PUFAs(More)
This study was performed to examine the effect of different fat sources, lard, sunflower oil (SO), and fish oil (FO) in high-fat and low-fat diet on reactive oxygen species generation by blood phagocytes, glutathione redox status in erythrocytes, and total plasma antioxidant ability in rats. Whole blood chemiluminescence (CL) did not differ between three(More)
Substance P (SP) affects gonadotropin release from the anterior pituitary gland. In the present study we tested whether SP exerts this effect through GnRH release into pituitary portal blood in intact male rats (INT), orchidectomized rats with s.c. chronically implanted empty Silastic capsule (ORCX), testosterone capsule (ORCX + T), and 17beta-estradiol(More)
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