Effrosini Tsekoura

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Experimental studies indicate that hypoxia to the fetus, a common occurrence in many birth complications in humans, results in long-term disturbances of the central dopaminergic (DA) systems that persist in adulthood. Because dysregulation of DA systems is involved in the pathophysiology of many neurological and psychiatric disorders, we investigated the(More)
We have previously shown that perinatal hypoxic/ischemic injury (HII) may cause selective vulnerability of the mesencephalic dopaminergic neurons of human neonate. In the present study, we investigated the effect of perinatal HII on the noradrenergic neurons of the locus coeruleus (LC) of the same sample. We studied immunohistochemically the expression of(More)
Perinatal hypoxia could cause long-term disturbances of the dopaminergic (DA) systems, leading to behavioral and/or neurological deficits later in life. Increased expression of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) was shown in the substantia nigra (SN) and ventral tegmental area (VTA) of human neonates that suffered severe/acute perinatal hypoxic insults, but also in(More)
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