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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE 2,3,5-Triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC) staining measures tissue viability used to evaluate infarct size. The goal of this study was to compare viability of neuronal tissue during the early phases of ischemia-reperfusion assessed either by perfusion of the brain with TTC solution transcardially, in vivo, or by staining brain slices,(More)
Antagonists of 2-amino-3(3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolyl) propionic acid (AMPA) receptors can considerably reduce brain damage after cerebral ischemia, but effectiveness of selective AMPA antagonists has been questioned recently. Therefore, we evaluated the antiischemic efficacy of(More)
Most of the factors initiating food or fluid intake have already been studied, but much less is known about those terminating ingestion. We have hypothesised that discomfort originating from the gastrointestinal system may be one of those factors. Gut distension cause pain if the intestinal volume changes but merely discomfort if only the tension of the gut(More)
Previous work has shown that S44819 is a novel GABAA receptor (GABAAR) antagonist, which is selective for extrasynaptic GABAARs incorporating the α5 subunit (α5-GABAARs). The present study reports on the preclinical neuropsychopharmacological profile of S44819. Significantly, no sedative or pro-convulsive side effects of S44819 were found at doses up to 30(More)
Classical antipsychotics, e.g. haloperidol, chlorpromazine, are potent at controlling the positive symptoms of schizophrenia but frequently elicit extrapyramidal motor side-effects. The introduction of atypical antipsychotics such as risperidone, olanzapine and clozapine has obviated this problem, but none of the current drugs seem to improve the cognitive(More)
The neuroprotective effect of BGP-15 against peripheral sensory neuropathy was studied in rats that were exposed to short-term cisplatin or taxol administration. The changes of nerve conduction velocity were determined in situ after treating the Wistar rats with BGP-15 (50, 100, and 200 mg/kg po daily doses throughout the experiment), cisplatin (1.5 mg/kg(More)
EGIS-8332 and GYKI 53405 are selective, non-competitive AMPA (2-amino-3[3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolyl] propionic acid) antagonists that effectively protected against tissue injury caused by global and focal cerebral ischemia in laboratory animals. This study evaluated the therapeutic time window of neuroprotection by EGIS-8332 and GYKI 53405 in permanent(More)
Gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) is an abundant neurotransmitter in the CNS. GABAergic interneurons orchestrate pyramidal neurons in the cerebral cortex, and thus control learning and memory. Ionotropic receptors for GABA (GABAAR) are heteropentameric complexes of α, β and γ integral membrane-protein subunits forming Cl- -channels operated by GABA, which are(More)
The effects of brain ischemia and reperfusion on smooth muscle function in remote cerebral and peripheral arteries are hardly known. Maximum vasoconstrictions (E(max)) caused by 120mmol/l KCl and 5-HT in endothelium-denuded ring preparations were measured in ischemic and control cerebral arteries of rats after a 1-h right middle cerebral artery occlusion(More)
The aim of this work was to study the effects of benzalkonium chloride (BAC) treatment on the small intestine and its functioning in rats surgically prepared with Thiry-Vella intestinal loop. The loops were treated with either BAC, which ablated much of the myenteric plexus and extrinsic innervation, or with physiological saline (SAL). In vivo drinking(More)