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In order to substantiate the feasibility of using the "Semax" neuroprotector in the treatment of optic-nerve diseases its pharmacokinetics in the intranasal administration was studied in experiments with rats; besides, the physical-and-chemical properties of "Semax" were investigated to define the preparation's stability and mobility in the electric field.(More)
Biologically active peptides evenly labeled with tritium were used for studying the in vitro and in vivo biodegradation of the peptides. Tritium-labeled peptides with a specific radioactivity of 50-150 Ci/mmol were obtained by high temperature solid phase catalytic isotope exchange (HSCIE) with spillover tritium. The distribution of the isotope label among(More)
Long-lasting behavioural effects of chronic administration of synthetic ACT(4-10) analogue Semax (MEHFPGP) during early neonatal life were studied. The peptide was injected daily intraperitoneally in dose 0.05 mg/kg during the first, second or second-third weeks of postnatal development. It was shown that the peptide injections during the first week lead to(More)
Proteolysis of semax (Met-Glu-His-Phe-Pro-Gly-Pro, Sem) and its analogues ([Ala1]Sem, [Gly1]Sem, [Thr1]Sem, [Trp1]Sem) that are differ from semax in substitution of N-terminal Met residue were studied. It is shown that such replacement changes the rate of peptides degradation by N-aminopeptidases (EC 3.4.11.2, Sigma, Type VI, 9.2 units. Akt. / mg).(More)
Effects of chronic intranasal administration of ACTH(4-10) analog Semax (MEHFPGP) on exploratory activity, anxiety level, and depression-like behaviour were studied in white rats. The peptide was injected daily in dose 0.05 mg/kg during 10 or 14 days. It was shown that chronic Semax administration at 1-2 weeks induced anxiolytic and antidepressant effects(More)
A comparative study of neotropic activity of semax (MEHFPGP), an analogue of the ACTH(4-10), and some of its derivatives in which the N-terminal methionine was modified or substituted with other amino acid residues was performed. The effect of these peptides on learning of albino rats in tests with positive (alimentary) and negative (pain) reinforcement was(More)
The analgetic effect of heptapeptide beta-casomorphine-7 in newborn albino rats (20 mg/kg, i.p.) was recorded already 14 days after birth in the "hot plate" test. The first signs of a possible influence of the peptide on motor activity were observed only at the age of 28 days. They are expressed in impairment of motor coordination and change in locomotion(More)
On the model of acute physical dependence, naloxone treatment of animals dependent on D-Pro6 peptide ([D-Pro6]DM) (a demorphin analog) led to tremor, shaking, convulsions, and rare jumps typical of morphine-dependent animals. The variety and intensity of reactions depended on the naloxone dose and the interval between naloxone and peptide injections. In the(More)