Ladislav Beranek

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Somnogenic activity is attributed to both growth hormone (GH) and GH-releasing hormone (GHRH). The aim of our experiments was to study sleep after suppression of the somatotropic axis by means of administration of a long-lasting somatostatin analog, octreotide. Rats received subcutaneous injections of physiological saline (baseline), octreotide (1, 10, and(More)
Several authors have suggested that low level laser light may have a positive influence on side effects caused by ionizing radiation therapy. We therefore studied indicators of oxidative stress after exposure to gamma radiation with or without pre-exposure to low level laser light. Groups of mice were exposed to light from a laser diode at a wavelength of(More)
The effects of intracerebroventricular injections of the long-lasting somatostatin analog octreotide (Oct) were studied on sleep and behavior in rats. Pyrogen-free physiological saline and Oct (0.001, 0.01, 0.1 microgram) or vehicle were administered at light onset, and the electroencephalogram (EEG), motor activity, and cortical brain temperature were(More)
Plasma renin activity (PRA) was determined in plasma samples obtained approximately at 6-min intervals during consecutive non-rapid eye movement sleep (NREMS) and rapid eye movement sleep (REMS) periods in rats chronically implanted with EEG electrodes, a brain thermistor, and an intracardiac catheter. PRA was low in REMS and high in NREMS: this difference(More)
The communication within Internet auction systems proceeds as a rule under the situation in which users are not in physical contact nor they do not know anything of each other. They have therefore to rely on reputation mechanisms implemented within these online systems. Such mechanisms help to create a trustworthy environment on the basis of additional(More)
The authors investigated sports-related precedents in two groups of male subjects, aged 40 years and over, of French nationality. One group had consulted for a degenerative, chronic rheumatic disorder, and the control group showed no signs of this type of disorder. Care was taken to verify that the two groups did not differ in terms of profession, means of(More)
One of the main goals of many educational courses at various colleges, especially those which focus on applied economics and management, is the development of students’ entrepreneurship skills. It is usually accomplished through various project-oriented tasks. The development of the students’ entrepreneurship skills is also the primary objective of the(More)
The study is a part of the clinical testing of the cytostatic preparation PLATIDIAM --Lachema with cis-diammine-dichloroplatinum complex (cis/DDP) as an active ingredient. The organs and tissues of 18 test pigs weighing 31 to 55 kg were subjected to the patho-morphological examination. The animals had been given experimentally the test cytostatic(More)