Ilona Banczerowski-Pelyhe

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Rat neocortical slices express spontaneous epileptiform activity after incubation with GABA(A) receptor blocker bicuculline (BIC, 20 microM), with potassium channel blocker 4-aminopyridine (4-AP, 50 microM) or in Mg(2+)-free medium (LMG). Various parameters of spontaneous and evoked epileptiform discharges and their pharmacological sensitivity were analysed(More)
In the present experiments we have tested the effect of the noncompetitive AMPA antagonist GYKI 52466 (20-80 microM) on spontaneous epileptic discharges developed as the consequence of 4-aminopyridine application in neocortex slices of adult rats. Parallel to the changes of spontaneous activity, the field potentials, evoked by electrical stimulation of the(More)
Electrophysiological experiments were performed on in vitro neuronal preparations from terrestrial snail and rat brain slices, to determine the effect of the insecticide bensultap. Although bensultap has low toxicity in mammals, our results showed that bensultap altered the synaptic transmission in the vertebrate as well as in the invertebrate central(More)
Changes of neuronal membrane characteristics in somatosensory barrel cortex and barreloid thalamus were investigated in rats following unilateral transection of the infraorbital nerve. Kainate induced Co2+-uptake method and image analysis were used to assess the Ca2+ permeability of non-NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) glutamate receptors. Changes in some(More)
The effect of methylmercury chloride on the excitability of developing cortical neurons was tested. Methylmercury was administered in the drinking water to pregnant rats during gestation and suckling period and the offspring were investigated. The electrical characteristics of the neuronal membranes as well as the synaptic responses evoked by electrical(More)
During the brain maturation a critical period is detectable when the sensitivity of the neocortex is high. Enhanced excitatory activity is characteristic at that time while the inhibitory processes are underdeveloped. The goal of this study was to determine the effectiveness of different types of excitatory amino acid antagonists reducing the electrically(More)
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the role of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors in host-graft synaptic transmission in the neocortex. The effects of low extracellular magnesium, the glutamate agonist N-methyl-D-aspartate and N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonists on the synaptic activation of connections between embryonic neocortical graft tissue and(More)
Glutamate, as the main transmitter of corticostriatal pathway, has a crucial role in the regulation of the activity of striatal cells as well as in pathogenesis of some diseases characterized by striatal malfunction caused by overexcitation of neurons. In the present study, the role of ionotropic excitatory amino acid receptors was investigated in the(More)
2,3-Benzodiazepines represent a family of specific, noncompetitive AMPA receptor antagonists with anticonvulsant and neuroprotective properties. In this study, the antiexcitotoxic potency of the clinical antiepileptic drug candidate, talampanel (4 x 2 mg/kg), and that of two related 2,3-benzodiazepines,(More)
In the present multilevel study, neuromodulatory effect of two insecticides, bensultap and fipronil were investigated in rats. Although the new generation of insecticides shows greater affinity to invertebrate as compared to mammalian receptors, toxic effect of these compounds in vertebrates cannot be excluded. The aim of the study was to follow the course(More)