Lutfiye Eroglu

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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 present study was undertaken to assess the antidepressant-like activity of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment and also to investigate whether in the forced-swimming test HBO treatment interacts with the antidepressant effects of fluoxetine, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, and imipramine, which is mainly a noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor. HBO(More)
Amikacin sulphate (30 mg kg(-1)) administered either intraperitoneally (i.p.) or subcutaneously (s.c.) produced antinociceptive effect in BALB/c mice in the acetic acid writhing test which is employed as an inflammatory pain model. The lack of difference between two routes with regard to antinociceptive potency was taken as evidence for the absence of a(More)
Possible interaction between adenosine and L type Ca2+ channel in the locomotor activity of rats was investigated. R-PIA (0.05 mg kg-1), an adenosine analogue, and caffeine (20 mg kg-1), an adenosine receptor antagonist, significantly decreased and increased locomotor activity, respectively. Ca2+ channel blocker nifedipine (5 mg kg-1) and the channel(More)
The effects of opioid-type stressors (immobilization, electric footshock and forced swimming) on serum digoxin-like immunoreactivity (SDLI) were investigated in rats. All of the stressors significantly elevated the SDLI. Naloxone treatment after application of stressors prevented the elevation of SDLI, whereas naloxone treatment alone did not cause any(More)
The effect of lithium on the brain levels of monoamines was examined in stress-exposed rats. It was found that stress lowered brain levels of noradrenaline and serotonin and had no effect on the brain level of dopamine. Lithium, alone, caused a decrease in brain levels of noradrenaline and dopamine, but not in serotonin. Nevertheless, the diminished level(More)
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