Liversidge Dawson

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Metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptors in the basal ganglia motor loop may increase cell excitability (Group I) or modulate neurotransmitter release (Group I, II and III). Nigrostriatal tract degeneration in Parkinson's disease (PD) produces downstream pathological disturbances in glutamate and GABA transmission. The present study examined whether changes(More)
1. This study examined whether activation of group II metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptors in the substantia nigra pars reticulata (SNr) could reverse akinesia in a rodent model of Parkinson's disease (PD). 2. Male Sprague Dawley rats, stereotaxically cannulated above either the SNr or third ventricle, were rendered akinetic by injection of reserpine (5(More)
Intra-abdominal adhesion formation is a major complication of serosal repair following surgery, ischaemia or infection, leading to conditions such as intestinal obstruction and infertility. It has been proposed that the persistence of fibrin, due to impaired plasminogen activator activity, results in the formation of adhesions between damaged serosal(More)
In Parkinson's disease, changes in GABAergic activity occurring downstream of the striatal dopamine loss are accompanied by reciprocal changes in GABA(A) receptor binding, the underlying molecular mechanisms for which are unknown. This study examined whether changes in expression of the genes encoding known GABA(A) receptor subunits (alpha(1-4), beta(1-3),(More)
1. The aim of this study was to analyse the pharmacological characteristics, and second-messenger coupling-mechanisms, of bradykinin B1 receptors in an intact tissue, the rabbit urinary bladder; and to investigate the influence of inhibition of endogenous peptidases on kinin activities. 2. In preparations of rabbit mucosa-free urinary bladder, at 90 min(More)
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