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To elucidate the relationship between stress and seizures, the effect of a single swim stress on the convulsive signs and death produced by several GABA-related and GABA-unrelated convulsants, and the effect of repeated swim stress on picrotoxin-induced convulsions was studied. Mice were subjected to swim stress (10 min swimming at 18-19 degrees C), and the(More)
To explore the possible involvement of glucocorticoids in the previously observed anticonvulsive effect of swim stress, mice were, prior to administration of convulsants, subjected to treatments that diminish or enhance plasma corticosterone levels. Aminoglutethimide, the inhibitor of steroid synthesis, failed to modify convulsant doses of picrotoxin, but(More)
Non-invasive tubulointerstitial damage markers may allow better titration and monitoring of renoprotective therapy. We investigated the value of urinary vitamin D binding protein excretion (uVDBP) as a tubulointerstitial inflammation and fibrosis marker in adriamycin rats, and tested whether uVDBP parallels renal damage and responds to therapy(More)
The interaction of selected compounds with the binding of the benzodiazepine [3H]flunitrazepam to membranes isolated from human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 cells, stably transfected with the aI( 2 2S subtype of GABAA receptors, was studied. This subtype of GABAA receptors is the most common type of GABAA receptor found in the brain, and benzodiazepines are(More)
Proteinuria is an important cause of progressive tubulo-interstitial damage. Whether proteinuria could trigger a renal lymphangiogenic response has not been established. Moreover, the temporal relationship between development of fibrosis, inflammation and lymphangiogenesis in chronic progressive kidney disease is not clear yet. Therefore, we evaluated the(More)
Excessive lymphangiogenesis is associated with cancer progression and renal disease. Attenuation of lymphangiogenesis might represent a novel strategy to target disease progression although clinically approved anti-lymphangiogenic drugs are not available yet. VitaminD(VitD)-deficiency is associated with increased cancer risk and chronic kidney disease.(More)
To explore the possible involvement of beta adrenoceptor antagonists in the previously observed anticonvulsive effect of swim stress, the mice were, prior to administration of convulsants, pre-treated with propranolol (a non-selective beta adrenoceptor antagonist), betaxolol (a selective beta-1 adrenoreceptor antagonist), or ICI 118,551 (a selective beta-2(More)
The effects of adrenalectomy, gonadectomy and combined adrenalectomy plus gonadectomy on the previously described sex-dependent anticonvulsive effect of swim stress were studied in rats. The convulsive signs (myoclonic twitch, generalized convulsions, tonic hindlimb extension) were produced by constant i.v. infusion of gamma-aminobutyric acid(A) (GABA(A))(More)
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