Jirí Pokorný

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Morphological and electrophysiological techniques were used to examine granule cells and their mossy fiber axons in nine surgically resected hippocampal specimens from temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) patients. Timm histochemistry showed mossy fiber sprouting into the inner molecular layer (IML) of the dentate in a subset of tissue samples. In slices from five(More)
The rat dentate gyrus was examined with the Golgi method. Cell counts were performed in Nissl-stained serial sections. The number of granule cells was 635,000 +/- 33,000. The number of basket cells in the granular layer was 3600 +/- 570. In whole dentate gyrus, the average ratio between granule and basket cells was 160-220:1. The ratio was higher in the(More)
Hippocampal pyramidal neurons (area CA1) in rats, 5, 10, 15, 24, 48 and 90 days old were studied by means of the Golgi-Cox impregnation. Using a video-computer microscope the development of dendritic arborisation was analysed and descriptive as well as quantitative data were obtained. During the suckling period (5 and 10 days) the basal dendrites, the main(More)
Vibrations in microtubules and actin filaments are analysed using amethod similar to that employed for description of lattice vibrationsin solid state physics. The derived dispersion relations show thatvibrations in microtubules can have optical and acoustical branches.The highest frequency of vibrations in microtubules and in actinfilaments is of the order(More)
Microtubules are electrically polar structures fulfilling prerequisites for generation of oscillatory electric field in the kHz to GHz region. Energy supply for excitation of elasto-electrical vibrations in microtubules may be provided from GTP-hydrolysis; motor protein-microtubule interactions; and energy efflux from mitochondria. We calculated electric(More)
Serotonin receptors have been found in several reproductive organs as well as in the central nervous system. Serotonin-binding sites have been demonstrated in duck ovarian follicles and the testis, hamster ovaries, human granulosa cells and mouse placenta. Local production of serotonin by the rat ovary, oviduct, uterus and testis has also been reported. We(More)
This paper describes a proposed biophysical mechanism of a novel diagnostic method for cancer detection developed recently by Vedruccio. The diagnostic method is based on frequency selective absorption of electromagnetic waves by malignant tumors. Cancer is connected with mitochondrial malfunction (the Warburg effect) suggesting disrupted physical(More)
N-Acetyl-L-aspartyl-L-glutamate (NAAG) is one of the most abundant neuroactive compounds in the mammalian CNS. Our recent observations have suggested that NAAG administered into rat cerebral ventricles can cause neuronal death by apparently excitotoxic mechanisms that can be antagonized by the N-methyl-D-aspartate-receptor blockers and by ligands of(More)
The authors propose an integrative theory of the organization of neuroplastic processes. Neuroplasticity is assumed to be one of the essential characteristics of the nervous tissue which may be manifested comparatively rapidly and result in reversible changes (functional plasticity). It may also modulate the expression of genotype into phenotype(More)