Lutfiye Eroglu

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Methylene blue (MB) has been intermittently used in manic depressive illness over the past century. However, to our knowledge, it has not been studied in the behavioural animal models. The present study was designed to evaluate whether the intravenous (i.v.) administration of MB in a dose range of 1.87-60 mg kg-1 would affect the performance of rats in the(More)
Moclobemide (MOC), a selective and reversible MAO-A inhibitor, was claimed to have both anxiolytic and anxiogenic properties. Therefore, we assessed whether: (1) acute and subchronic (10 days) MOC treatments, in doses which display antidepressant activity, affect the performance of rats in the elevated plus-maze that provides detection of both anxiolytic(More)
We investigated the level of sympathetic hyperactivity in response to stress exposure in an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) model and the contribution of oxidative and nitrosative damage to this phenomenon. Stress was induced by 20-day administration of different emotional stress factors: daylight/darkness exposure, overcrowding, isolation, new hierarchy,(More)
Stressful life events contribute to the development of many neuropsychiatric disorders including depression and anxiety. Animal studies based on the relationship of stress and depression or anxiety are scarce and controversial. Moreover, neither the neurobiological basis of anxiety and depression nor the mechanisms responsible for neurochemical regulation(More)
The effects of long term (30 days) lithium treatment of various doses on behavioral despair test and on serotonin metabolism in the hypothalamus, midbrain and striatum of rats were examined. Lithium at doses of 0.5, 2 and 5 mEq/kg significantly decreased the duration of immobility. In other words, lithium behaved as an antidepressant drug. Serotonin(More)
The possible role of voltage-sensitive calcium channels (VSCCs) in the anxiolytic effect of ethanol was investigated using three different doses of ethanol (0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 g/kg) with calcium agonist Bay K 8644 (0.5 mg/kg) and calcium antagonist nifedipine (5 mg/kg) in rats. Ethanol produced an anxiolytic effect in a dose-dependent manner. The Bay K(More)
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the major cause of cardiovascular mortality worldwide. It is known that acute coronary syndromes are the initial presentation of coronary artery disease in most patients and nearly half of subjects with an acute coronary syndrome have myocardial infarction (MI) [1]. Emotional factors (including major depression, anxiety(More)
There have been several reports that insomnia occurs in some patients who receive ofloxacin. Since almost no experimental data on ofloxacin-induced insomnia were available, this study was conducted for the evaluation of ofloxacin effects on sleep parameters in mice. In Experiment 1, mice were pretreated with ofloxacin (20 or 40 mg/kg IP) or saline 15(More)
The relationship between cerebrospinal fluid levels of HVA and 5-HIAA and the hypokinetic-rigid symptoms that occurred during oral administration of haloperidol in twenty schizophrenic patients was investigated. Measurement of the silent period in the EMG was used for evaluation of these symptoms. The results support the hypothesis of a positive correlation(More)