Kathleen Zander

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The estimation of serum prolactin (Prl) and norepinephrine (NE) in chronic schizophrenics treated with neuroleptics for 5-25 years showed no elevated Prl levels in either men or women (4.9 +/- 4.1 and 13.7 +/- 12.1 ng/ml, respectively). No significant correlation to duration or dosage of neuroleptic treatment, psychopathological syndromes and occurrence of(More)
In 17 chronic schizophrenic patients under chronic neuroleptic treatment for 13 years, a 30-day drug withdrawal resulted in early relapse of four patients, slight deterioration in five, and slight amelioration in eight patients. No incidence of neuroleptic symptoms such as tardive dyskinesia occurred. Prolactin in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), not(More)
Circadian rhythms in physiological processes and behaviors were compared with hypothalamic circadian rhythms in norepinephrine (NE) metabolites, adrenergic transmitter receptors, cAMP, cGMP and suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) arginine vasopressin (AVP) in a single population of rats under D:D conditions. Eating, drinking and locomotor activity were high(More)
Gonadal hormones are believed to be involved in the pathophysiology of premenstrual changes (PMC) possibly through their interaction with neurotransmitter systems in the brain. The serotonergic system, an important central modulator of mood and behavior which is involved in the pathophysiology of affective disorders has been suggested to play a role in the(More)
PURPOSE In the present study, silica nanoparticles (sNP) coupled with insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) were loaded on a collagen-based scaffold intended for cartilage repair, and the influence on the viability, proliferation, and differentiation potential of human primary articular chondrocytes was examined. METHODS Human chondrocytes were isolated(More)
The influence of short-time emotional and cognitive stimuli on autonomic functions and plasma catecholamines was investigated in 12 paranoid schizophrenics, 12 endogenous depressive patients, and 63 normal controls. The schizophrenics showed higher norepinephrine levels, depressives higher epinephrine levels; in both groups of patients most of the(More)
Imipramine (IMI) binding and serotonin (5-HT) uptake were determined in platelets of 98 healthy volunteers; and their association with age, sex and circadian rhythm were evaluated. A large interindividual variability was found for both IMI and 5-HT parameters. There was a negative correlation of IMI affinity constant (Kd) and binding (Bmax) with age, but no(More)
Afternoon continuous plasma levels of 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol (MHPG) were first shown to be a good representation of the mean 24-hour plasma level of MHPG in 18 normal subjects. Then, after the stability of the procedure was tested and retested, the afternoon continuous test for plasma MHPG levels was performed in 57 normal subjects and 42(More)