Karl Hagmüller

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The effect of in vivo administration of cadmium chloride on the pituitary-thyroidal axis was assessed in 200 g body weight Wistar rats. A dose of 2.5 mg/kg body weight was injected i.v. 24 h before the experiments were initiated. Plasma thyroxine (T4) and tri-iodothyronine (T3) concentrations in cadmium-treated rats were significantly (P < 0.01) decreased,(More)
The effects of long-term cold exposure on brown adipose tissue (BAT) thermogenesis in hypothyroid rats have been examined. Thyroid ablation was performed in normal rats after 2 mo of exposure to 4 degrees C, when BAT hypertrophy and thermogenic activity were maximal. After ablation, hypothyroid and normal controls remained in the cold for 2 additional(More)
We have assessed the relative contribution of the thyroid hormones and noradrenaline (NA) on the calorigenic function of brown adipose tissue (BAT) as indicated by GDP binding and O2 consumption of BAT mitochondria. Male Wistar rats of 200 g body weight were made hypothyroid with 131I. Groups of animals were injected s.c., in divided doses, daily for 10(More)
Three groups of male Sprague Dawley rats received methimazole without or with Na-thyroxine in drinking water (3 and 0.33 mg T4/l, respectively) to induce characteristic alterations of their thyroid status (hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, euthyroid). A fourth group served as an untreated control without any additive to the drinking water. With respect to the(More)
1. I. v. or i.a. injection of GABA produced a transient apnoea in rats under pentobarbital anaesthesia. The dose-response relationship and specifity of this effect were investigated. 2. Injection of GABA into the femoral vein led to an apnoea of dose-dependent duration, the dose-response curve showed an ED50 of about 5 mumoles GABA kg-1 and a maximum(More)
The effects of cadmium on 5'-deiodination of thyroxine (T4) by rat liver and on the hepatic concentration of non-protein sulfhydryl groups (NPSH) were studied in Wistar rats of 200-250 g body weight. A group of ten rats was injected with cadmium chloride (300 micrograms/100 g body weight i.p.) daily for 4 days. Another group of six rats received, in(More)
OBJECTIVE The effects of the beta-3-receptor agonist CGP-12177 on thyroxine (T4) deiodination in sympathectomized (SX) interscapular brown adipose tissue (BAT) were assessed in 300 g body weight (BW) Wistar rats. DESIGN Seven days after SX, groups of rats were implanted s.c. with pellets containing 5mg CGP-12177 or 5mg norepinephrine (NE) and were(More)
The aim of this study was to improve the chronic tail-artery cannulation technique for repeated substance administration and blood sampling under stress-free conditions in freely moving rats. For that purpose, a special metal capsula and spring-tube system were developed, which not only protects the inserted cannula but also provides a less injurious(More)