G. D. Kuznetsova

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PURPOSE The WAG/Rij strain of rats, a well-established model for absence epilepsy, has comorbidity for depression. These rats exhibit depression-like behavioral symptoms such as increased immobility in the forced swimming test and decreased sucrose intake and preference (anhedonia). These depression-like behavioral symptoms are evident in WAG/Rij rats, both(More)
Rats of the WAG/Rij strain are commonly seen as a genetic model for generalised absence epilepsy in man. Interestingly, generalised absence epilepsy shows, in addition to the fully generalised spike-wave discharges, a second type of spike-wave discharge, which lasts for a shorter time, has a lower frequency, and a lower incidence. The originally described(More)
OBJECTIVE Time-frequency dynamics of spike-wave discharges (SWDs) were investigated in patients with absence seizures and in WAG/Rij rats, a genetic model of absence epilepsy using a specially developed wavelet transform. METHODS Two types of SWDs were analyzed in both species: the most frequently occurring discharges (of minimal 3.6-4.0 s or more) and(More)
In this study 58 participants of the liquidation of the consequences of Chernobyl accident in 1986-1987 were investigated. All the patients complain of constant headaches, disorders of memory, general weakness, rapid fatigability, decreased sexual drive, emotional instability etc. The complex (comprehensive) modern methods of investigation were used to(More)
Behavioral response to a new environment of Wistar and WAG/Rij rats with absence and/or audiogenic seizures (AGSs) was investigated. Behavior was observed in open-field (OF) and light-dark choice (LD) tests. Correlations of test performance with seizure parameters were evaluated. AGS-susceptible Wistar rats exhibited reduced exploration (rearing) in both(More)
The effect of genotype in locus TAG 1A of gene receptor dopamine second type on characteristics of peak-and-wave EEG pattern in somatosensory, parietal and occipital areas of the cortex was studied in two groups of rats. Quantitative analysis showed that the peak-wave discharge of the first type in rats with A1/A1 genotype had a significantly longer(More)
The brain serotoninergic (5HTergic) system of epileptic subjects can influence their vulnerability to stress. We studied the putative dependency of 5HT neurotransmission parameters on emotional stress, and the presence, types and severity of seizures using rats with genetic generalized (absence and/or audiogenic) epilepsy, of WAG/Rij and Wistar strains. The(More)
Spike-wave discharges (SWDs) characterizing absence epilepsy appear in closely packed aggregated sequences, which gave rise to the name "pyknolepsy" for this disease. In WAG/Rij rats, genetically prone to absence epilepsy, spontaneous SWDs seem to occur in clusters as well. Here, we aimed to quantify the seizures' clusters. SWDs sequences were extracted(More)
The effects of metoprine, an inhibitor of histamine N-methyltransferase, on open field activity and brain regional histamine (HA) content were examined in rats with mixed, absence and audiogenic, epilepsy (WAG/Rij-AGS), rats with audiogenic epilepsy (Wistar-AGS) and in non-epileptic control rats (Wistar-nAGS). HA content was increased by metoprine (20mg/kg,(More)