Heinz Rüthrich

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To study the learning performance of pentylenetetrazol- and amygdala-kindled Wistar rats we used the following learning tests: short-term memory was tested in the response-to-change model, brightness discrimination was tested in a Y-chamber, and two-way active avoidance learning was tested in a shuttle-box. Short-term memory was not impaired by both(More)
The study examines changes in the function of perforant pathway dentate granule cell synapses after pentylenetetrazol (PTZ) kindling. Field potentials evoked in the dentate area by test stimuli to the perforant pathway were recorded in freely moving rats at different times after injection of PTZ. In fully kindled animals, but not in sham-kindled controls,(More)
Beta-casomorphin (5) Tyr-Pro-Phe-Pro-Gly, a partial sequence of bovine beta-casein with moderate opioid properties and mu-receptor affinity, was modified by substituting for the natural L-amino acids their D-analogs, and D-pipecolic acid, as well as by amidation of the C-terminal. Substitution of D-Pro or D-pipecolic acid for L-Pro4 considerably increased(More)
Rats receiving polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) deficient diets during the perinatal period showed in adult age undisturbed acquisition of a footshock motivated brightness discrimination task, but a significant impairment of retention. The same effects on retention were obtained in rats receiving the PUFA deficient diet in adulthood, when the behavioral(More)
Male Wistar rats were trained in an active avoidance task with stimulation of the perforant path with impulse trains of 15 Hz as the conditioning stimulus. Immediately after the first training session, methylglucamine orotate (225 micrograms), a memory improving drug, was injected intraventricularly. The retention of the learned behaviour was determined on(More)
Focal ischaemia in the cerebral cortex affects the inducibility of long-term potentiation (LTP) in the hippocampus. This impairment of hippocampal function may result from excessive activation of cortico-hippocampal afferents and subsequent perturbation of hippocampal LTP-relevant transmitter systems, which include opioids. Here, we tested if permanent(More)
Using a brigthness discrimination model in rats, the labeling of discrete hippocampus formation structures was studied after intraventricular application of [3H]-fucose. This substance was injected 5 min before training as well as 5 min, 3, 7 and 23 h after training, the pulse period lasting 120 min in all cases. A significantly training-related enhanced(More)
Rats from an albino stock were selected for high (HAS) and low (LAS) avoidance scores measured in a shuttle-box. Learning performance of male rats was compared in three different tests: the shuttle-box, the pole jumping-box, and the Y-chamber. It was shown that rats of the HAS line more rapidly acquired conditioned avoidance in the shuttle-box experiment(More)