Elena Val'dman

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White laboratory male rats, inbred male C57BL/6 and Balb/c mice, and male Wistar rats, all previously divided on the basis of the type of emotional reactivity, were used to compare the effects of ten peptide compounds of the tuftsin family and Selank on the behavioral manifestations of emotional stress created by a conflict situation. Peptides were shown to(More)
A new antiparkinsonian drug, N-(2-adamantyl)hexamethyleneimine hydrochloride (A-7), was studied on the model of parkinsonism syndrome (PS) induced by MPTP neurotoxin. A-7 (5-20 mg/kg) attenuated the MPTP induced akinesia and rigidity manifestations in C57B1/6 mice, the effect being more pronounced than that of cyclodol and levodopa and comparable to that of(More)
N-2(adamantyl)hexamethyleneimine hydrochloride (hemantane) is a new potential antiparkinsonian drug targeted at several neurochemical systems. The drug exhibits the properties of a low-affinity noncompetitive blocker of the ion channels of glutamate NMDA receptors. Hemantane increases the content of dopamine in the striatum, while decreasing the level of(More)
Chronic administration of levodopa and benserazide (10 and 15 mg/kg, respectively) cause the development of dyskinesia in rats with model parkinsonian syndrome induced by injection of 6-hydroxydopamine in left substantia nigra. The chronic administration of these drugs together with amantadine (20 mg/kg) accelerates the onset of latency and increases the(More)
The new aminoadamantane derivative N-(2-adamantyl)hexamethyleneimine hydrochloride (A-7, hemantane) exhibited a pronounced antiparkinsonian effect on various experimental models. Hemantane showed a broad activity spectrum, being superior to amantadine (midantane) in some tests. Administered in an effective antiparkinsonian dose, hemantane increased the(More)
A single intraperitoneal injection of MPTP neurotoxin (30 mg/kg) in C57BL/6 mice causes desynchronization of EEG with a decrease of theta-1 activity and a growth of beta activity in the interval of 15-30 Hz. Subchronic administration of the new antiparkinsonian drug hemantane (injection form) in a dose of 10 mg/kg makes the power of MPTP-induced beta(More)
A prolonged immunotropic effect of himantane, a new potential antiparkinsonian drug with a multicomponent (including dopaminopositive) mechanism of action, upon the functional activity of splenic B-cells in mice was studied in comparison to the effect of a typical neuroleptic drug haloperidol. A single administration of himantane (10 mg/kg) stimulated the(More)
Administration of Ca-entry blockers with different chemical structure before the braining sessions produced the reduction of memory retention in mice and rats in the one-trial passive avoidance tests. This effect was absent in animals treated immediately after training test. Nootropic drugs piracetam and oxiracetam corrected the retention of memory when(More)
Interaction of a new potential antiparkinsonian drug, N-(2-adamantyl)hexamethyleneimine hydrochloride (A-7), with NMDA channels in acutely isolated rat hippocampal neuron culture was studied by the whole-cell patch-clamp technique. The currents through the NMDA channels were excited by aspartate (Asp) application in a magnesium-free glycine-containing (3(More)