Evelin Horváth

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Homophthalazines (2,3-benzodiazepin-derivates, such as tofisopam, nerisopam, girisopam) constitute a drug family with strong anxiolytic and antipsychotic potencies. By autoradiography, all of these drugs showed a specific distribution pattern of binding sites exclusively in brain areas which relate to the striato-pallido-nigral system, while no specific(More)
Over the past 20 years, several members of the 2,3-benzodiazepine family have been synthesized. Some of these compounds--tofisopam (Grandaxin), girisopam, nerisopam--exert significant anxiolytic and antipsychotic activities. Sites where actions of 2,3-benzodiazepines are mediated differ from those of 1,4-benzodiazepines. Binding of 2,3-benzodiazepines to(More)
BACKGROUND The first clinical sign of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection can be one of the various extrahepatic manifestations. During antiviral treatment, symptoms of HCV-associated neuropathies usually improve, but can also worsen and lead to discontinuation of anti-HCV therapy. Recently, we have reported autonomic dysfunction in patients with HCV(More)
Several members of the 2,3-benzodiazepine family, such as tofisopam (Grandaxin((R))) nerisopam (GYKI-52 322) [F. Andrási, K. Horváth, E. Sineger, P. Berzsenyi, J. Borsy, A. Kenessey, M. Tarr, T. Láng, J. Korösi, T. Hámori, Neuropharmacology of a new psychotropic 2, 3-benzodiazepine, Arzneim.-Forsch. Drug. Res., 37 (1987) 1119-1124.] [1] or girisopam(More)
Neurotoxin (AMPA)-induced lesions in the caudate nucleus as well as unilateral surgical transection of the striato-nigral pathway strongly depleted the binding of a homophthalazine (formerly called 2,3-benzodiazepines) girisopam (GYKI-51189, EGIS 5810) selectively in the substantia nigra of the rat, ipsilateral to the lesions. In contrast to this, AMPA(More)
Nerisopam, an anxiolytic and antipsychotic homophthalazine induces rapid, intense expression of Fos-like immunoreactivity in the rostral, dorsomedial and lateral parts of the striatum in the rat. Fos-positive cells also occurred in the globus pallidus, the olfactory tubercle and in the accumbens nucleus (in the cone and shell portions) but the substantia(More)
The binding sites of girisopam, a homophthalazine (2,3-benzodiazepine)-derivate have a specific distribution pattern restricted to the striato-pallido-nigral system of the rat brain. Following kainic acid lesions in the caudate-putamen or the ventral striatum (nucleus accumbens, olfactory tubercle), as well as after surgical transection of the striatonigral(More)
Radioligand binding studies were performed in order to elucidate the mechanism of action of anxiolytic-neuroleptic homophthalazines. Rat striatal membrane preparations were found to bind 3H-EGIS 6775 [3H-GYKI-52 322, 3H-(1-(4-aminophenyl)-4-methyl-7,8-dimethoxy-5H-homophthalazine)] in a specific and displaceable manner. Several other brain regions tested(More)
The incidence of thyroid cancers is increasing worldwide. Some somatic oncogene mutations (BRAF, NRAS, HRAS, KRAS) as well as gene translocations (RET/PTC, PAX8/PPAR-gamma) have been associated with the development of thyroid cancer. In our study, we analyzed these genetic alterations in 394 thyroid tissue samples (197 papillary carcinomas and 197 healthy).(More)
The specific binding sites of a homophthalazine, girisopam, in rat brain have been localized by qualitative and quantitative autoradiography. This substance exerts strong anxiolytic and antipsychotic effects both in rodents and in humans. High labeling was present in all major components of the extrapyramidal system, such as the caudate-putamen, globus(More)