K. Pongdhana

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We examined the changes in the concentrations of neuropeptides in various regions of the mouse brain 1, 2 or 6 weeks after 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) treatment (30 mg/kg i.p. twice/day for 5 days) and further examined the effects of levodopa injections (200 mg/kg i.p.) for 14 days starting 4 weeks after MPTP treatment on regional(More)
Intraperitoneal injection of ketamine (100 mg/kg body weight) significantly reduces the levels of cholecystokinin (CCK) somatostatin (SRIF), and substance P (SP)-like immunoreactivity in various regions of rat brain. No significant change in thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH)-like immunoreactivity was observed. Neuropeptide systems may be involved in the(More)
Intraperitoneal (ip) injection of ketamine increased the concentration of dynorphin in the cortex of rat brain, while decreased it in the septal area. The affinity of ethylketocyclazocine (EKC) receptor binding was decreased in the cortex, but increased in the septal area after pretreating the rats with ketamine. This suggests that the dynorphin neuronal(More)
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