G. Continella

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Citrus phylogeny was investigated using RAPD, SCAR and cpDNA markers. The genotypes analyzed included 36 accessions belonging to Citrus together with 1 accession from each of the related genera Poncirus, Fortunella, Microcitrus and Eremocitrus. Phylogenetic analysis with 262 RAPDs and 14 SCARs indicated that Fortunella is phylogenetically close to Citrus(More)
The monoamine reuptake blockers, imipramine, desipramine, and chlorimipramine, and the monoamine-oxidase inhibitors, iproniazid and isocarboxazid, were administered to pregnant rats (acutely at day 15 of pregnancy, or subchronically from day 10 of pregnancy to the delivery) or to newborn pups (from day 1 to day 5 of life). Prenatal acute injection of the(More)
Intracerebroventricular (ICV) infusion of a low dose of oxytocin enhanced novelty-induced grooming in male rats. The present experiments were undertaken to investigate whether dopamine neurotransmission in the nucleus accumbens is involved in this effect. Bilateral lesions of the nucleus accumbens by microinjections of 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) totally(More)
The effects of the arginine salt of pyroglutamic acid (2-oxo-pyrrolidone carboxylic acid, PCA) on learning and memory capacities of old rats were studied in a subchronic treatment schedule (i.p. injection of 0.1 and 1 g/kg/day for 15 days). The acquisition and extinction of active avoidance behaviour were studied in a pole-jumping test situation. The(More)
Nucellar calli from two citrus cultivars with known tolerance to mal secco disease were chosen as experimental material, to test the pathogen's response to culture filtrate (CF) and partially purified toxin (PPT). The response of the two calli to the CF was in reverse order to the known response of the two cultivars to natural and artificial inoculations(More)
Hyperprolactinaemia, as induced by pituitary homografts under the kidney capsule, was accompanied by an inhibition of development of gastric ulcers following the application of cold-plus-restraint stress in male rats. This effect was mimicked by intracisternal administration of a low dose of the hormone. Peripheral injection of the dopamine receptor(More)
The behavioral activity of carnitine acetylate derivative, acetyl-l-carnitine has been studied in the male rat. Intraperitoneal (IP) injection of acetyl-l-carnitine was followed by an increase in ambulation and rearing items in the open field behavior. Both the number of conditioned avoidance response (CARs) and the percentage of learners in the acquisition(More)
Hypophysectomized male rats bearing a homograft of two adenopituitaries under the kidney capsule showed a significant increase in b.wt as compared to hypophysectomized non-homografted animals. Radiommunoassay of growth hormone (GH), ACTH, α-MSH,β-endorphin and prolactin (PRL) revealed that only the latter was highly increased in the plasma of(More)
The intrinsic analgesic properties of amphetamine were studied in rats. Subcutaneous injection of amphetamine exerted an additive effect on morphine-induced analgesia in the hot-plate test. Amphetamine itself showed intrinsic analgesic activity in a dose-dependent manner. Administration of naloxone failed to affect the analgesia induced by amphetamine.(More)
Male rats forced to swim in a cylinder assumed an immobile posture. Immobility was reduced by antidepressant drugs, such as imipramine, desimipramine, iproniazid and mianserin injected 24, 5 and again 1 h prior to behavioral testing. Subchronic (4, 7 and 10 days) treatment with sonicated preparations of bovine hypothalamic phospholipid liposomes potentiated(More)