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Many studies support the validity of the chronic mild stress (CMS) model of depression in rodents. However, most of them focus on analysis of reactivity to rewards during the CMS and/or depressive-like behavior shortly after stress. In this study, we investigate acute and long-term effects of CMS and antidepressant treatment on depressive, anxiety-like(More)
We have studied the effect of unilateral autografts of carotid body cell aggregates into the putamen of MPTP-treated monkeys with chronic parkinsonism. Two to four weeks after transplantation, the monkeys initiated a progressive recovery of mobility with reduction of tremor and bradykinesia and restoration of fine motor abilities on the contralateral side.(More)
A suitable sampling technology to identify species and to estimate population dynamics based on individual counts at different temporal levels in relation to habitat variations is increasingly important for fishery management and biodiversity studies. In the past two decades, as interest in exploring the oceans for valuable resources and in protecting these(More)
Cholinergic receptor blockade produces memory deficits in animal models. These deficits can be prevented by 5-HT3 receptor antagonists, such as ondansetron, which increases acetylcholine release. We investigated the effects on cognitive performance of combined treatments of ondansetron with either flumazenil, a GABAA receptor benzodiazepine site antagonist,(More)
Radio frequency identification (RFID) devices are currently used to quantify several traits of animal behaviour with potential applications for the study of marine organisms. To date, behavioural studies with marine organisms are rare because of the technical difficulty of propagating radio waves within the saltwater medium. We present a novel RFID tracking(More)
Tianeptine, an antidepressant drug enhancing 5-HT uptake, was given to pregnant rats in the last 15 days of gestation and different neurotransmitter receptors as well as 5-HT2 receptor-linked inositol phosphate formation were measured in the brains of the offspring. Prenatal exposure to tianeptine significantly decreased the density of3H-imipramine binding(More)
Artificial reef areas can be used for management and conservation of commercially exploited crustacean decapods but their behaviour in these environments is poorly characterised. Acoustic tags were used to study the behaviour of 3 adult spiny lobsters (Palinurus mauritanicus) and 3 adult spider crabs (Maja squinado) over a period of 64 days in summer,(More)
Pretraining administration of the dopaminergic stimulant apomorphine (0.25–16 mg/kg) impaired retention performance of mice on a one-trial passive avoidance task. Only with a very high dose (16 mg/kg) of this drug did the effect seem related to an interference with memory formation processes. Of the dopamine receptor-blocking agents used, haloperidol(More)
Major depression is a chronic disabling disorder, often preceded by stress. Despite emerging clinical interest in mechanisms perpetuating episodes of depression and/or establishing increased vulnerability for relapse, little attention has been paid to address these aspects in experimental models. Here, we studied the long-term neuroadaptive effects of(More)
VA21B7 (3-[2-(4′-piperonylpiperazinyl) indolyl] carboxaldehyde) was synthesized as a potential 5-HT3 receptor antagonist. Even though VA21B7 showed a higher affinity towards 5-HT3 receptors as compared to other receptors studied, it was not a potent 5-HT3 receptor antagonist either in the periphery or in the brain. In a simple animal model of anxiety such(More)