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The pharmacological actions of the compound N-(2-chloroethyl)-N-ethyl-2-bromobenzylamine hydrochloride (DSP-4) are compatible with a specific neurotoxic effect on both peripheral and central noradrenergic neurons. The systemic injection of DSP-4 to adult rats transiently alters sympathetic neurons in the periphery but in the central nervous system the(More)
Oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathogenesis of many neurodegenerative and neurological disorders, with reactive oxygen species (ROS) as part of the intracellular effectors of damage formed in the presence of an excess of iron. Ionizing radiation induces tissue damage on developing CNS through different simultaneous mechanisms, including(More)
There is considerable evidence that the sympathetic nervous system influences the immune response via activation and modulation of beta(2)-adrenergic receptors (beta(2)R). Furthermore, it has been suggested that stress has effects on the sympathetic nervous system. In the present study, we analyzed the influence of catecholamines on the reactivity of(More)
The issue of psychotic disorders in epilepsy has given rise to great controversy among professionals; however, there are not many studies in this area and the physiopathological mechanisms remain unknown. The aim of this study was to describe the spectrum of psychotic disorders in an Argentine population with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (RTLE) and to(More)
INTRODUCTION The association between psychotic disorders and epilepsy has been controversial. Different subtypes of psychotic disorders in epilepsy patients have been described according to temporal relationship with seizures-postictal (PIP), interictal (IIP) and bimodal (BP) psychoses are described in literature. OBJECTIVES Determine clinical(More)
The effects of neonatal X-irradiation on cerebellar cathecholamine levels in rats were studied at different postnatal intervals. Since synaptogenesis in the cerebellar cortex is basically a postnatal phenomenon, changes in noradrenaline (NA) and dopamine (DA) levels induced by X-rays on the cerebella (CE) of adult rats (60 days old) were also studied. With(More)
The aim of our work was to evaluate the effect of a chronic (22 days) administration of corticosterone, which induces supraphysiological serum levels of the hormone, on an inhibitory avoidance learning in rats (one-trial step-through learning task, footshock: 0.5 mA, 2 s). We also studied hippocampal markers of neuroanatomical CA3 pyramidal neuron atrophy(More)
The humoral response and the role of catecholamines and corticosterone were analyzed in a chronic mild stress (CMS) model of depression. Mice subjected for more than 6 weeks to CMS showed a significant decrease in T-cell dependent antibody production. However, T-cell independent humoral response was not altered. Serum corticosterone levels and splenic(More)