Katarzyna Kotarska

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Affective disorders are a medical condition with a complex biological pattern of etiology, involving genetic and epigenetic factors, along with different environmental stressors. Increasing numbers of studies indicate that induction of oxidative and nitrosative stress (O&NS) pathways, which is accompanied by immune-inflammatory response, might play an(More)
The effect of stress on the mRNA and protein level of the 5-HT1A receptor and two of its key transcriptional modulators, NUDR and Freud-1, was examined in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and hippocampus (Hp) using rodent models: olfactory bulbectomy (OB) and prenatal stress (PS) in male and female rats; chronic mild stress in male rats (CMS) and pregnancy(More)
It has been previously shown that cumuli oophori around ovulated oocytes of B10.BR-Y(del) female mice (sired by males with the deleted Y chromosome) are more resistant to enzymatic treatment than cumuli oophori around eggs of control B10.BR females (having fathers with the intact Y chromosome). This can imply that some genes which influence the(More)
Numerous studies suggest agents that act on glutamatergic transmission as potential antidepressants. Preclinical and clinical evidence suggests that magnesium, an N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor blocker, may be useful in the treatment of depression. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of magnesium on behavior; protein levels of GluN2A, GluN2B(More)
The aim of the present study is to assess the influence of male and female genotypes on the transport of sperm to the site of fertilization. We mated B10.BR, B10.BR-Ydel and BALB/c males with B10.BR and BALB/c females and then analyzed the quality and quantity of spermatozoa found five hours post coitus in three successive parts of the female reproductive(More)
Cumuli oophori surrounding ovulated oocytes of B10.BR(Y(del)) females (sired by males with the Y-chromosome long-arm deletion) are more resistant to hyaluronidase digestion than cumuli oophori around eggs of genetically identical females but sired by males with the intact Y chromosome (B10.BR). This has been interpreted as a result of differences in(More)
The aim of the research was to assess the possibility of the fermentation productivity rising through the increase in corn mashes extract from 16-17 to 20-21 degrees Balling, yet keeping a 3-day fermentation period. The second goal was to obtain the highest possible utilization of starch in the raw material through deep enzymatic degradation and utilization(More)
Citation: Trojan E, Ślusarczyk J, Chamera K, Kotarska K, Głombik K, Kubera M and Basta-Kaim A (2017) The Modulatory Properties of Chronic Antidepressant Drugs Treatment on the Brain Chemokine – Chemokine Receptor Network: A Molecular Study in an Animal Model of Depression. Front. Pharmacol. 8:779. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2017.00779 The Modulatory Properties of(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the cumulative effects of aging and Y-chromosome long arm deletion on sperm quality parameters. Motility, mitochondrial activity, and head morphology were evaluated for sperm of 3- and 12-month-old males from B10.BR-Ydel and B10.BR congenic mouse strains. The study revealed that quality and fertilizing potential of sperm(More)
Apoptosis of excessive or defective germ cells is a natural process occurring in mammalian testes. Tumour suppressor protein p53 is involved in this process both in developing and adult male gonads. Its contribution to testicular physiology is known to be modified by genetic background. The aim of this study was to evaluate the combined influence of the p53(More)