L Kh Allikmets

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Vocalization and aggressiveness reactions were evoked in experiments on male Wistar rats by means of electric shock stimulation. The influence of serotonin- and dopaminergic drugs was studied in parallel on emotional reactivity and serotonin metabolism. It has been found that l-tryptophane depresses while l-Dopa intensifies emotional reactivity and(More)
The experiments on male albino rats have shown that 15 days haloperidol (0.5 mg/kg) and raclopride (1 mg/kg) treatment, but not acute administration, causes the increase of density of sigma receptors in the brain. The number of phencyclidine receptors was also elevated, but this increase was not statistically evident. The behavioral effects of ketamine (5(More)
It has been established in experiments on male mice and rats that caerulein antagonized the behavioural effects of ketamine, an agonist of phencyclidine receptors. Caerulein (75-375 micrograms/kg) and haloperidol (0.1-1.5 mg/kg) suppressed the stereotyped behaviour and motor excitation induced by ketamine (30 mg/kg) in mice. Caerulein and haloperidol failed(More)
It has been shown in the behavioural experiments that combined pretreatment with haloperidol (0.25 mg/kg) and caerulein (40 micrograms/kg), and to a lesser extent pretreatment with caerulein alone caused long-term reversal of amphetamine (2 mg/kg) induced hyperexcitability in rats. Administration of proglumide (50 mg/kg), an antagonist of CCK-8 receptors,(More)
Central and peripheral benzodiazepine binding sites were studied in vitro after the administration of GABAA and GABAB agonists. Cerebral cortex and kidney homogenates were used in this study. Muscimol (1.5 mg/kg, intraperitoneally) pretreatment significantly increased the affinity of benzodiazepine binding sites not only in the cerebral cortex but also in(More)
In experiments on male mice and rats, long-term haloperidol administration (0.25 mg/kg twice a day during 15 days) significantly changed behavioural effects of caerulein, an agonist of CCK-8 receptors. As a rule, the effects of caerulein were reduced or inverted; only long-term antagonism with amphetamine motor excitation in rats increased after the(More)
The experiments on male mice and rats have revealed reversed behavioral effects of muscimol and Ro 15-1788 after 15 days of haloperidol (0.25 mg/kg, twice daily) treatment. Muscimol (0.75 mg/kg), which depressed motor activity in saline-pretreated mice, stimulated it after discontinuation of long-term haloperidol administration. Ro 15-1788 stimulating(More)
It has been established in experiments on white male rats that prolonged administration (twice a day for 14 days) of haloperidol (0.25 mg/kg) and pyreneperone (0.25 mg/kg) resulted in the reduced interaction between 3H-spiroperidol and low affinity binding sites for apomorphine in subcortical structures, whereas 3H-spiroperidol binding with high affinity(More)