Jarosław Calka

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The relative anatomical distributions of vasopressin and the nitric oxide synthase, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate diaphorase (NADPH-d) were examined in the hypothalamo-neurohypophysial system using immunocytochemical and histochemical techniques. Double-labeled neurons were localized predominately to rostral aspects of the(More)
Nitric oxide, a gaseous inter- and intracellular messenger, is thought to mediate neurotoxicity via excitatory amino acid receptors which may contribute to the pathogenesis of a variety of neuronal diseases. Excitotoxin lesions induced by quinolinic acid were made unilaterally in the rat striatum to study biochemically, light- and electron microscopically(More)
Induction of nitric oxide synthase and increased production of nitric oxide in microglia may play a crucial role in neuronal damage and neurodegenerative disorders. In the present study we have used light and electron microscopical NADPH-diaphorase histochemistry as the visualization procedure for nitric oxide synthase to investigate the time-course and(More)
The ultrastructural location of the NADPH-diaphorase, likely to represent the nitric oxide synthase, was studied in the supraoptic nucleus of control and dehydrated rats. The NADPH-diaphorase activity was found in nuclear envelope, inner and outer membranes of mitochondria, Golgi apparatus, and endoplasmic reticulum in both neurons and astrocytes. We(More)
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) has been found in nerves that innervate the rat ovary. In this study we used indirect immunohistochemical methods to investigate the normal distribution of CGRP-immunoreactive fibers in the prepubertal rat ovary and to determine the route by which these fibers reach the gland. Additional experiments were performed to(More)
The organization of angiotensin (Ang)-(1-7) immunoreactivity with respect to neurons containing the nitric oxide synthase, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate diaphorase (NADPH-d), in the hypothalamo-neurohypophysial (HNS) system was examined. The majority of neurons in this system were single labeled with Ang-(1-7) or NADPH-d and were found(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the anatomical relationships of perikarya and fibers containing neuropeptide Y (NPY) and luteinizing-hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) in the hypothalamus and preoptic region of female rats. In view of our previous report of stimulatory effects of estrogen on LHRH and NPY levels in the median eminence, animals were(More)
Sympathetic chain ganglia (SChG) neurons projecting to the descending colon of the pig were studied by means of retrograde tracing (Fast Blue, FB) and double-labelling immunofluorescence methods. FB was injected into the gut wall and after three weeks survival time the animals were transcardially perfused with paraformaldehyde and the bilateral sympathetic(More)
Present knowledge concerning the organization of cholinergic structures of the spinal cord has been derived primarily from studies on small laboratory animals, while there is a complete lack of information concerning its structure in the pig. In the present study we employed choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) and vesicular acetylcho-line transporter (VAChT)(More)
Acetylsalicylic acid is a popular drug that is commonly used to treat fever and inflammation, but which can also negativity affect the mucosal layer of the stomach, although knowledge concerning its influence on gastric innervation is very scarce. Thus, the aim of the present study was to study the influence of prolonged acetylsalicylic acid supplementation(More)