Guido A Schoenenberger

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A peptide which induces slow-wave EEG (sleep) after intraventricular infusion into the brain has been isolated from the extracorporeal dialysate of cerebral venous blood in rabbits submitted to hypnogenic electrical stimulation of the intralaminar thalamic area. It was shown by amino-acid analysis and sequence determination to be(More)
Lipid peroxides, formed as a consequence of oxygen free radical formation, are responsible for tissue damage in a great variety of pathological conditions including thermal injury. 'Cutaneous burn toxin', formed by application of heat to skin, is thought to be specific to the burn injury. It causes dose-dependent damage to mitochondrial and red cell(More)
A peptide that induces slow-wave (delta) and spindles electroencephalogram enhancement after intraventricular (brain) infusion has been isolated from rabbits and given the name delta-sleep-inducing peptide (DSIP). Amino acid seqeunce: Trp-Ala-Gly-Gly-Asp-Ala-Ser-Gly-Glu. This compound, five possible metabolic products (containing residues 1--8, 2--9, 2--8,(More)
Daily intravenous evening injections of 30 nmol/kg DSIP (Delta Sleep-Inducing Peptide) in rats adapted to a constant 24 hr light:dark cycle produced changes in the circadian locomotor behavior. After 3 days the normally high locomotor activity during the dark phase was reduced while during the light (sleeping) phase the animals became relatively more(More)
The delta sleep-inducing peptide (DSIP) has been shown to induce effects other than only delta sleep. One of these effects was the paradoxical thermoregulatory and locomotor response of rats to amphetamine after DSIP administration. In the present investigation we found similar effects of DSIP on the locomotor activity in mice. However, two different doses(More)
A toxic extent has been isolated and partially purified from burnt human and mouse skin and also from sera of severely burnt patients, which causes disturbances of energy metabolism and decreased synthesis rates for glucose and urea in the perfused rat liver. Enzymatically isolated hepatocytes from rat livers were used to study the toxic effects on hormonal(More)