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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Corn pellets, containing 30 mg/kg bw/day fumonisin B1 (FB1) or containing no FB1 were fed in two series of experiments to rats. Spontaneous and evoked potentials were measured in the neocortex both in vivo and in vitro in “corn fed control” rats and in rats after a five day dietary exposure to FB1. The FB1 content of corn was quantitated by HPLC. Auditory(More)