Elżbieta Salińska

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Neuronal Ca(2+) homeostasis and Ca(2+) signaling regulate multiple neuronal functions, including synaptic transmission, plasticity, and cell survival. Therefore disturbances in Ca(2+) homeostasis can affect the well-being of the neuron in different ways and to various degrees. Ca(2+) homeostasis undergoes subtle dysregulation in the physiological ageing.(More)
Anoxic brain injury resulting from cardiac arrest is responsible for approximately two-thirds of deaths. Recent evidence suggests that increased oxygen delivered to the brain after cardiac arrest may be an important factor in preventing neuronal damage, resulting in an interest in hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy. Interestingly, increased oxygen supply may(More)
Although reconsolidation of memory after reminder does not seem to be the simple reiteration of the sequential stages occurring during memory consolidation, both phenomena probably employ similar mechanisms including activation of glutamate receptors and protein synthesis. It is known that group I metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs) are involved in(More)
In vivo microdialysis of the rabbit hippocampus was used to study the effects of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor stimulation on dialysate concentrations of thromboxane B2 (Tx B2)- and 6-keto prostaglandin F1 alpha (6-keto PGF1 alpha)-immunoreactive materials that are stable metabolites of biologically active thromboxane A2 and prostacyclin. All(More)
This study evaluates the role of glycine in in vivo modulation of the activity of excitatory amino acid receptors sensitive to N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) in the rabbit hippocampus. Changes of extracellular calcium concentration were studied by the microdialysis technique combined with 45Ca-utilizing clearance method. The steady state level of amino acids(More)
In this study Mongolian gerbils were submitted to a normothermic bilateral carotid ligation lasting 5 min. A noncompetitive antagonist of NMDA receptors, MK-801, 0.8 mg/kg, was injected i.p. 30 min before ischemia, or the ganglioside GM1, 30 mg/kg, was given i.p. for 3 days, twice a day. The morphology of the hippocampal CA1 neurones and the brain content(More)
The purpose of this study was to verify the possible involvement of nimodipine-sensitive calcium channels in ischemic Ca2+ influx to hippocampal neurons to assess their role in nimodipine neuroprotection. We induced 15-minute global cerebral ischemia in pentobarbital-anesthetized and relaxed rabbits, which had been implanted with a transhippocampal dialysis(More)
Memory traces, once established, are no longer sensitive to disruption by metabolic inhibitors. However, memories reactivated by reminder are once again vulnerable, in a time-dependent manner, to amnestic treatment. To determine whether the metabolic events following a reminder recapitulate those following initial training we examined the temporal dynamics(More)
A temporal cascade of events has been described from a number of biochemical investigations of passive avoidance training in day-old chicks. Among these, within minutes of training, there is a transient, enhanced release of glutamate and increased agonist and antagonist binding to N-methyl-D-aspartate-sensitive glutamate receptors in the intermediate medial(More)
The N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-sensitive subtype of glutamate receptor, which gates Ca(2+)-permeable ion channels, is known for its role in learning and memory formation, in the induction of long-term potentiation, and also in seizure activity and neurotoxicity. In primary cultures of cerebellar neurons, agonists of NMDA receptors induce a dose-dependent(More)