Gábor Szénási

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A 3-week chronic mild stress (CMS) protocol decreased sucrose preference of rats and increased immobility in the forced swim test. It also induced social avoidance and increased grooming, but acted as if reducing anxiety in the plus-maze. Sucrose preference and social avoidance, but not other measures of the behaviour, showed significant correlation. We(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE While the slow delayed rectifier K(+) current (I(Ks)) is known to be enhanced by the stimulation of β-adrenoceptors in several mammalian species, phosphorylation-dependent regulation of the rapid delayed rectifier K(+) current (I(Kr)) is controversial. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH In the present study, therefore, the effect of isoprenaline(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE 2,3,5-Triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC) staining measures tissue viability used to evaluate infarct size. The goal of this study was to compare viability of neuronal tissue during the early phases of ischemia-reperfusion assessed either by perfusion of the brain with TTC solution transcardially, in vivo, or by staining brain slices,(More)
Alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptor antagonists have been shown to have neuroprotective effects in stroke models and although clinical trials with some agents are still ongoing, published results have not been favourable. We therefore wished to compare the effects of GYKI 52466, GYKI 53405, EGIS-8332 and EGIS-10608,(More)
Excessive stimulation of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors during ischemia contributes to apoptotic and excitotoxic nerve cell death. Kynurenic acid is a selective antagonist at the glycine co-agonist site of the NMDA receptor complex at low concentration, and it is a broad-spectrum excitatory amino acid receptor blocker at high concentration. Kynurenic(More)
INTRODUCTION In vitro and in vivo studies were performed to elucidate the pathogenesis of amiodarone toxicity. METHODS AND RESULTS Rats were treated with amiodarone alone (500 mg/kg body weight per day) or together with antioxidants (silibinin or MTDQ-DA: 50 mg/kg body weight per day) or with either antioxidant alone. They received amiodarone for 30 days(More)
1. The cellular electrphysiological effects of EGIS-7229, a novel antiarrhythmic agent, were studied in guinea pig papillary muscles with the use of conventional microelectrode techniques. 2. The drug had a concentration-dependent biphasic effect on action potential duration (APD). APD was significantly lengthened at low concentration (3 mumol/1), whereas(More)
EGIS-7229 is a novel antiarrhythmic candidate having multiple mechanisms of action with class III predominance. In this study, the effects of EGIS-7229 and sotalol on action potential duration (APD) and incidence of early afterdepolarizations (EADs) were studied and compared in rabbit papillary muscle by using conventional microelectrode techniques. In(More)
AMPA receptors are fast ligand-gated members of glutamate receptors in neuronal and many types of non-neuronal cells. The heterotetramer complexes are assembled from four subunits (GluR1-4) in region-, development- and function-selective patterns. Each subunit contains three extracellular domains (a large amino terminal domain, an agonist-binding domain and(More)
The influence of serotonergic and benzodiazepine type anxiolytic drugs on the cortical activation and sleep-wakefulness cycle were compared by evaluating the effects of ritanserin and deramciclane (EGIS-3886), two 5-HT2 receptor antagonists, and chlordiazepoxide on the electroencephalogram (EEG) in freely moving rats. Following drug administration (1, 3,(More)