Christine Schaper

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The serotonin (5-HT)(1A) receptor agonists have already been shown to protect cultured neurons from excitotoxic as well as from apoptotic damage [B. Ahlemeyer, J. Krieglstein, Stimulation of 5-HT(1A) receptors inhibits apoptosis induced by serum deprivation in cultured neurons from chick embryo, Brain Res. 777 (1997) 179-186. ; B. Ahlemeyer, A. Glaser, C.(More)
We examined whether the highly selective 5-HT1A receptor agonist (-)-(R)-2-[4-[[(3,4-dihydro-2H-1-benzopyran-2-yl)methyl]-amino]butyl]-11 ,2-benz-isothiazol-3(2H)-one 1,1-dioxide monohydrochloride (Bay x 3702) could inhibit neuronal apoptosis induced by serum deprivation. In primary cultures of chick embryonic neurons and in mixed neuronal/glial cultures(More)
It has recently been shown that 5-HT(1A) receptor stimulation reduced the infarct volume after occlusion of the middle cerebral artery in rats. Since there is increasing evidence that apoptosis is involved in neurodegenerative diseases and stroke, we investigated whether the 5-HT(1A) agonist Bay x 3702 could protect neurons against apoptotic damage in a rat(More)
The standardized extract from Ginkgo biloba (EGb 761) is used for the treatment of dementia. Because of allergenic and genotoxic effects, ginkgolic acids are restricted in EGb 761 to 5 ppm. The question arises whether ginkgolic acids also have neurotoxic effects. In the present study, ginkgolic acids caused death of cultured chick embryonic neurons in a(More)
The cellular composition and concentration of fatty acids are crucial for proliferation and survival. We recently showed stimulation of protein phosphatase type-2C (PP2C) by unsaturated fatty acids. Here, we describe that treatment of cultured chick neurons with 100 microM oleic acid for 24h increased the percentage of damaged neurons to 61+/-9% compared(More)
The proto-oncogene B-cell lymphoma protein 2 (BCL-2) and its homologues are important modulators of cellular survival after transient brain ischaemia. In the present study we used western blotting to elucidate if the stimulation of 5-hydroxytryptamine 1A type receptors with their agonist BAY X 3702 results in regulation of BCL-2 family proteins. Treatment(More)
It has recently been shown that 5-HT receptor stimulation reduced the infarct volume after occlusion of the middle cerebral artery in 1A rats. Since there is increasing evidence that apoptosis is involved in neurodegenerative diseases and stroke, we investigated whether the 5-HT agonist Bay x 3702 could protect neurons against apoptotic damage in a rat(More)
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