Lina G Malinova

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The claustrum is a complex telencephalic structure owing to its reciprocal connectivity with most—if not all—cortical areas. However, there is a paucity of data in the literature concerning its histochemical components, including opioid peptide neurotransmitters. The aim of the present study was to examine the morphology, distribution and ultrastructure of(More)
The morphology and distribution of parvalbumin-immunoreactive neurons (PV-ir) were studied in the human claustrum. PV-ir neurons were observed throughout the claustrum, with the highest numbers noted in the central (broadest) portion as compared with the dorsal and ventral aspects. Reaction product was evident in the neuronal perikarya, dendritic processes,(More)
We studied the topographical distribution and morphological characteristics of NADPH-diaphorase-positive neurons and fibers in the human claustrum. These neurons were seen to be heterogeneously distributed throughout the claustrum. Taking into account the size and shape of stained perikarya as well as dendritic and axonal characteristics, Nicotinamide(More)
Alexandar Iliev, Georgi P. Georgiev, Iva N. Dimitrova, Georgi Kotov, Lina Malinova, Pavel Rashev, Boycho Landzhov Department of Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University Hospital Queen Giovanna-ISUL, Medical University Sofia, Bulgaria. Department of Cardiology,(More)
BACKGROUND The palmaris longus muscle is one of the most variable muscles in the human body and there have been numerous variations reported. The different palmaris longus variations are interesting not only from an anatomical point of view, but they could also have definite clinical significance. AIM The aim of this study was to examine the different(More)
INTRODUCTION The endocannabinoid system is composed of endogenous ligands, their enzymes for biosynthesis and degradation and cannabinoid receptors (13). The CB1 receptor is one of the most abundant G protein-coupled receptors expressed in the central nervous system (5). The regional distribution of CB1 receptors has been described in the rat brain (10,(More)
The thalamic reticular nucleus is a thin layer of GABAergic cells located between the external medullary lamina and the internal capsule surrounding the rostolateral surface of the thalamus. It has functionally distinct afferent and efferent connections with thalamic nuclei, the neocortex, the basal forebrain and the brainstem. Parvalbumin is a(More)
Address for correspondence: Boycho Landzhov Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Medical University of Sofia, 2 Zdrave Str, Sofia, Bulgaria Tel.: 02/9172608, 02/9172601; e-mail: landzhov_medac@abv.bg INTRODUCTION Stress can be described as an organism’s response to any influence exerted by environmental or endogenous factors that disrupt(More)
INTRODUCTION The action potential leads to release of the neuromediator in the synaptic cleft. This occurs after fusion of synaptic vesicle membrane with presynaptic one. The presence of synaptic proteins is necessary to bring synaptic vesicles to the active zone of the presynaptic membrane and to fuse the lipid bilayers of both structures (5). The synaptic(More)
Address for correspondence: Lina Malinova Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology Medical University of Sofia 2 Zdrave Str, Sofia, Bulgaria tel.: 02/ 9172608 e-mail: lmalinova@mail.bg circuits taking part in the stress-induced analgesia (4). Stress activates neural systems that inhibit pain sensation. This adaptive response depends on neuronal(More)
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