Javad Mirnajafi-zadeh

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Low-frequency stimulation (LFS) is an antiepileptic and antiepileptogenic electrical stimulation. In this study the effect of changes in some LFS (1Hz, monophasic square wave) parameters (intensity, pulse duration and train duration) on piriform cortex kindled seizures was investigated both in fully kindled rats and during kindling acquisition. In fully(More)
Properties and plasticity of inhibitory synapses on fast-spiking (FS) GABAergic (FS-GABA) interneurons in layer II/III of the mouse visual cortex were examined in cortical slices by whole-cell recordings of IPSCs or IPSPs evoked by activation of presynaptic FS or non-FS GABAergic interneurons. Unitary IPSCs (uIPSCs) evoked by action potentials of FS-GABA(More)
Visual responsiveness of cortical neurons changes depending on the brain state. Neural circuit mechanism underlying this change is unclear. By applying the method of in vivo two-photon functional calcium imaging to transgenic rats in which GABAergic neurons express fluorescent protein, we analyzed changes in visual response properties of cortical neurons(More)
In this study the role of adenosine A1 and A2A receptors of the hippocampal CA1 region on piriform cortex-kindled seizures was investigated in rats. Animals were kindled by daily electrical stimulation of piriform cortex. In fully kindled rats, N6-cyclohexyladenosine (CHA; a selective A1 receptor agonist), 1,3-dimethyl-8-cyclopenthylxanthine (CPT; a(More)
In this research the role of adenosine A1 and A2A receptors of the entorhinal cortex on piriform cortex kindled seizures was investigated. In piriform cortex kindled rats, N6-cyclohexyladenosine (CHA), a selective A1 receptor agonist, 1,3-dimethyl-8 cyclopenthylxanthine (CPT), a selective A1 receptor antagonist, CGS21680 hydrochloride (CGS), a selective A2A(More)
In this study, the role of adenosine A1 receptors of the hippocampal CA1 region in entorhinal cortex-kindled seizures was investigated in rats. Animals were kindled by daily electrical stimulation of the entorhinal cortex. In fully kindled rats, N(6)-cyclohexyladenosine (CHA; a selective A1 receptor agonist) and 1, 3-dimethyl-8-cyclopenthylxanthine (CPT; a(More)
Effects of intraperitoneal and intraamygdala N(6)-cyclohexyladenosine (CHA), a selective adenosine A(1) receptor agonist, and 1,3-dimethyl-8-cyclopentylxanthine (CPT), a selective adenosine A(1) receptor antagonist, were examined in fully hippocampal kindled rats. Intraperitoneal administration of CHA (0. 25, 0.5 and 1 mg/kg) decreased hippocampal secondary(More)
Effects of intraperitoneal and intrahippocampal 2-chloroadenosine and caffeine were examined in fully kindled amygdaloid rats. Intraperitoneal administration of 2-chloroadenosine (5 and 10 mg/kg) decreased afterdischarge duration, stage 5 seizure duration and prolonged time taken to reach stage 4 seizure. Only the 10 mg/kg dose induced a significant(More)
In this study the effect of adenosine A(1) receptors of the entorhinal cortex (EC) and amygdala on kindled seizures was investigated. Animals were kindled by daily electrical stimulation of amygdala (group 1) or EC (group 2). In the fully kindled animals, N(6)-cyclohexyladenosine (CHA), a selective A(1) receptor agonist, and(More)
Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease with severe neurological symptoms due to blockage of signal conduction in affected axons. Spontaneous remyelination via endogenous progenitors is limited and eventually fails. Recent reports showed that forced expression of some transcription factors within the brain converted somatic cells to neural progenitors(More)