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The depletion of striatal dopamine (DA) that can occur after methamphetamine (METH) administration has been linked to METH-induced hyperthermia. The relationship between METH-induced hyperthermia, neurotoxicity (striatal DA depletions) and compounds that protect against METH neurotoxicity was further investigated in this study. Typically, rats exposed to(More)
Plasma levels of parent compounds and metabolites were determined in adult rhesus monkeys after doses of either 5mg/kg d-fenfluramine (FEN) or 10mg/kg d-3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) i.m. twice daily for four consecutive days. These treatment regimens have been previously shown to produce long-term serotonin (5-HT) depletions. Peak plasma levels(More)
An objective of many functional genomics studies is to estimate treatment-induced changes in gene expression. cDNA arrays interrogate each tissue sample for the levels of mRNA for hundreds to tens of thousands of genes, and the use of this technology leads to a multitude of treatment contrasts. By-gene hypotheses tests evaluate the evidence supporting no(More)
The effects of developmental age on (+/-)-3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)-induced reductions in 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) content and 5-HT reuptake sites were investigated in conjunction with the effects of developmental age on MDMA-induced thermoregulatory responses. MDMA was administered to rats at postnatal days (PND) 10, 40 and 70 in a range(More)
Changes in the histological morphology of the caudate-putamen (CPu) were determined after a high-dose methamphetamine (METH) exposure in an effort to elucidate whether BBB disruption plays a role in CPu neurotoxicity. This was accomplished by evaluating the tyrosine hydroxylase immunoreactivity (TH-IR), isolectin B4 reactivity, Black Gold II (BG-II) and(More)
Neuronal cell death in hippocampal remnants was seen after methamphetamine (METH) exposure. Two techniques (Fluoro-Jade labeling and argyrophylia) showed that neuronal degeneration occurred in the indusium griseum, tenia tecta and fasciola cinerea within 5 days post-METH exposure in 70% of the mice. Neurodegeneration also occasionally occurred in the(More)
A novel gold phosphate complex called Black-Gold II with improved myelin staining properties has been developed. It differs from its predecessor, Black-Gold, in that it is highly water soluble at room temperature. This unique physical property confers a number of advantages for the high resolution staining of myelinated fibers. Specifically, it 1) allows(More)
Histological examination of brain after a single high (40 mg/kg) dose of D-methamphetamine (METH) was used to determine the relationships between blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption, hyperthermia, intense seizure activity, and extensive degeneration that this exposure often produces. In very hyperthermic mice (body temperatures > 40.5 degrees C) exhibiting(More)
Up-regulation of proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines in brain ("neuroinflammation") accompanies neurological disease and neurotoxicity. Previously, we documented a striatal neuroinflammatory response to acute administration of a neurotoxic dose of methamphetamine (METH), i.e. one associated with evidence of dopaminergic terminal damage and activation(More)
Brain temperature monitoring and microdialysis were performed simultaneously in the caudate/putamen (CPu) of conscious, freely moving rats dosed with d-amphetamine (AMPH). The brain temperature was determined via a thermistor inserted through a microdialysis guide cannula located in the left CPu, while the microdialysis probe was positioned in the right(More)