Kateryna Deykun

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Our previous study showed that single injection of methamphetamine decreases social interaction (SI) in a dose-dependent manner that was further affected by stressful environment conditions. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of methamphetamine and its interaction with gonadal hormones on SI. Adult male and female rats were gonadectomized and(More)
The effect of psychostimulants on social behavior still remains unclear. Therefore the aim of the present study was to assess the effect of low doses of methamphetamine (MA) on social interaction (SI) in adult male rats. Rats were tested in three environmental conditions: (1) dimly lit, familiar environment, (2) dimly lit, unfamiliar environment and (3)(More)
We assessed blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption in early stage of photothrombotic focal cerebral ischemia in the rat. We specifically looked for contralateral changes in BBB permeability and tested the influence of two anesthetics on the results. Adult Wistar rats were randomly anesthetized with pentobarbital (PB) or ketamine-xylazine (KX). Rats received(More)
Studies showed that stimulant drugs that affect the monoaminergic system alter both behavioral and cognitive processes. The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of prenatal and acute methamphetamine (MA) exposure on cognitive functions of adult male rats tested in Morris water maze (MWM). We tested adult male rats prenatally exposed to MA(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of prenatal methamphetamine (MA) exposure and application of the same drug in adulthood on cognitive functions of adult male rats tested in Morris water maze (MWM). Adult male rats prenatally exposed to MA (5 mg/kg), saline or no injection were examined. Half of the animals were injected daily with(More)
OBJECTIVE Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with enhanced pro-inflammatory cytokine levels, pain, anorexia, and cognitive changes. The enhanced production of cytokines appears before the full manifestation of the disease. So far, any experimental data on behavioral effects of early arthritis are lacking. In the present series we describe anorexia(More)
Functional and morphological consequences of ischemic lesions are partially related to the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). The aim of the study was to create a unilateral photothrombic lesion with minimal morphological changes and minor sensorimotor and cognitive deficits and also to test whether the application of ROS scavengers after the end(More)
We tested the relation between a single short tonic-clonic seizure elicited by flurothyl vapors and changes of learning in Morris water maze (MWM) in Wistar rats. Oxidative stress usually accompanies seizures. Large melatonin doses were applied immediately before and after seizures to test consequences on learning impairment. One hour of hypobaric hypoxia(More)
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