Balazs Bodosi

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Somnogenic activity is attributed to both growth hormone (GH) and GH-releasing hormone (GHRH). The aim of our experiments was to study sleep after suppression of the somatotropic axis by means of administration of a long-lasting somatostatin analog, octreotide. Rats received subcutaneous injections of physiological saline (baseline), octreotide (1, 10, and(More)
To determine the relationships among plasma ghrelin and leptin concentrations and hypothalamic ghrelin contents, and sleep, cortical brain temperature (Tcrt), and feeding, we determined these parameters in rats in three experimental conditions: in free-feeding rats with normal diurnal rhythms, in rats with feeding restricted to the 12-h light period (RF),(More)
The role of pituitary growth hormone (GH) in the mediation of enhanced sleep elicited by GH-releasing hormone (GHRH) was studied in the rat. Intact and hypophysectomized (HYPOX) rats received systemic injections of GHRH or physiological saline. GHRH (0.5, 5.0, or 50 micrograms/kg in the intact rats and 0.5 or 50 micrograms/kg in HYPOX rats) was injected 6 h(More)
The hypothalamic growth hormone (GH)-releasing hormone (GHRH) promotes non-rapid eye movement sleep (NREMS). Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) acts as a negative feedback in the somatotropic axis inhibiting GHRH and stimulating somatostatin. To determine whether this feedback alters sleep, rats and rabbits were injected intracerebroventricularly (i.c.v.)(More)
Sleep alterations after a 1-min exposure to ether vapor were studied in rats to determine if this stressor increases rapid eye-movement (REM) sleep as does an immobilization stressor. Ether exposure before light onset or dark onset was followed by significant increases in REM sleep starting approximately 3-4 h later and lasting for several hours. Non-REM(More)
To determine whether an acute withdrawal of growth hormone (GH) alters sleep, the effects of antiserum to GH (GH-AS) on sleep were studied in the rat. Sleep-wake activity and cortical brain temperature (Tc) were recorded for 2 days after systemic injection of physiological saline. Then, one group of rats (n = 6) received GH-AS whereas another group of rats(More)
BACKGROUND Psychiatric disorders are frequently accompanied by changes in brain electrical oscillations and abnormal auditory event related potentials. The goal of this study was to characterize these parameters of a new rat substrain showing several alterations related to schizophrenia. METHODS Male rats of the new substrain, developed by selective(More)
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