Csaba Csontos

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LHRH and somatostatin or somatotropin-release inhibiting factor (SRIF) are produced by neurons whose cell bodies are located in telencephalic and diencephalic regions in the rat. Many, but not all, of these neurons project to the external zone of the median eminence (ME), where the peptides are released from the nerve terminals into hypophysial portal(More)
An antiserum raised against the synthetic tripeptide pyroglutamyl-histidyl-proline (free acid) was used to localize thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) in the rat central nervous system (CNS) by immunocytochemistry. The distribution of TRH-immunoreactive structures was similar to that reported earlier; i.e., most of the TRH-containing perikarya were located(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES We evaluated pro- and anti-oxidant disturbances in sepsis and non-sepsis burn patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). Adhesion molecules and inflammation markers on leukocytes were also analyzed. We hypothesized that oxidative stress and leukocyte activation markers can lead to the severity of sepsis. METHODS(More)
Hydroxyl radical converts Phe to para-, meta-, and ortho-Tyr (p-Tyr, m-Tyr, o-Tyr), while Phe is converted enzymatically to p-Tyr in the kidney and could serve as substrate for gluconeogenesis. Pathological isoforms m- and o-Tyr are supposed to be involved in development of hormone resistances. Role of Phe and the three Tyr isoforms in influencing insulin(More)
Oxidative stress plays a major role in the pathogenesis of a variety of acute and chronic diseases. Measurement of the oxidative stress-related end products may be performed, e.g. that of structural isomers of the physiological para-tyrosine, namely meta- and ortho-tyrosine, that are oxidized derivatives of phenylalanine. Recent data suggest that in sepsis,(More)
Two to 10 days after complete unilateral surgical isolation of the medial basal hypothalamus (MBH) or 3 months following neonatal monosodium glutamate (MSG) treatment, the presence of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GH-RH) immunoreactive neuronal structures was studied in rats using vibratome sections and GH-RH immunocytochemistry. Neonatal MSG treatment(More)
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