Elizaveta L Alperina

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Neuromediators such as dopamine (DA), serotonin (5-HT) and neuroopioids are known to be involved in the immune response control. This review has summarized the evidence supporting roles for brain DA (D(1), D(2)), 5-HT (5-HT(1A), 5-HT(2A)) and opioid (mu, delta, kappa) receptor subtypes in regulating immune function. Activation of postsynaptic D(1)- and(More)
The present study demonstrates that: (1) activation of micro -opioid receptors by systemic administration of a highly selective agonist DAGO (100 microg/kg) results in a significant increase in the number of plaque- and rosette-forming cells in the spleen of CBA mice as well as Wistar rats on the 5th day following sheep red blood cells (5 x 10(8))(More)
The present study demonstrates the involvement of serotonin (5-HT) receptors of the 5-HT 1A type in immunoinhibitory effect of 5-HTergic system of the brain. A selective agonist of 5-HT 1A receptors 8-OH-DPAT (1 mg/kg) induces the immunosuppression, whereas 5-HT 1A blockade with WAY-100635 (1 mg/kg) resulted in immunostimulation. It is also shown that(More)
Inherited predisposition of ASC mice with depressive behavior to catalepsy was accompanied by a significant decrease in the immune response to sheep erythrocytes (compared to parent strains CBA and AKR). The degree of immunosuppression was highest on day 5 after immunization.
ASC (Antidepressant-Sensitive Catalepsy) mice, bred for a high predisposition to catalepsy, are characterized by depression-like behavior and decreased immune responses. Chronic administration of fluoxetine, which is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant widely used in clinical practice, to mice of this strain weakened catalepsy and(More)
The present study has shown that the immune response can be influenced by the reversal of animal's social status. For this purpose testing of agonistic interactions under the sensory contact conditions was performed for pairs of either aggressive or submissive C57BL/6J male mice with preliminary experience of 10 or 20 daily confrontations. Tests continued(More)
The effect of aggressive behavior shaped under social stress of various durations on the production of proinflammatory cytokines by splenic cells was examined on C57BL/6J mice. Aggressive mice were characterized by enhanced production of IL-2 and IFN-γ (released by T helper type 1 cells) and reduced secretion of TNF-α, whose major producers are monocytes(More)
This study analyzes immune reactivity in two lines of rats selected for the enhancement or elimination of aggressiveness toward humans. Compared to nonaggressive line, aggressive rats showed increased blood ratio of CD4(+) and CD8(+)T lymphocytes, monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1 level both before and after immunization with sheep red blood cells(More)
The present study examines the effects of serotonin (5-HT) 1A receptor ligands on humoral immune response in two rat lines selected for over 75 generations for the enhancement or elimination of aggression. Activation of presynaptic 5-HT1A receptors with a low dose of the selective 5HT1A receptor agonist 8-OH-DPAT (0.1 mg/kg) or the blockade of postsynaptic(More)
Serotonin 5-HT2A receptors are playing an important role in the pathophysiology of aggressive behaviors and in the control of immune function. In the present study, we analyzed the effects of activation and blockade of 5-HT2A receptors with selective ligands on the immune response formation in animals with aggressive behaviors induced by genetic factors(More)