L Iu Alfeeva

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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)
The effect of dipeptide Tyr-Pro, present in representatives of most families of opioid peptides, and two its analogs, Tyr-Pro-NH2 and Tyr-Pro-OMe, on analgesic activity was studied in different tests (tail-flick test, tail pinch (Haffner's) test, formalin test, and acetic acid writing test) describing different organization levels of pain sensitivity.(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)
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)
We studied effect of dermorphin (H-Tyr-DAla-Phe-Gly-Tyr-Pro-Ser-NH2) and its analogs with modified amino acid residue proline in position 6, H-Tyr-DAla-Phe-Gly-Tyr-[DPro]-Ser-NH2, H-Tyr-DAla-Phe-Gly-Tyr-[dehydro-Pro]-Ser-NH2, and H-Tyr-DAla-Phe-Gly-Tyr-[D-dehydro-Pro]-Ser-NH2, on nociception in the tail-flick and hot plate tests after intraperitoneal(More)
Effects of an ACTH (4-10) analogue Semax (MEHFPGP) on behaviour of white rats with MPTP-induced disturbances of brain DA-system have been studied. It was shown that MPTP administration (25 mg/kg) reduced motor activity and auhmented the anxiety level in rats. Semax administration (daily intranasal 0.2 mg/kg) attenuated behaviour disturbances induced by(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)
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