Malgorzata Pietraszek

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The present study was devoted to investigate the effects of the metabotropic glutamate receptor(mGluR)5 antagonist [(2-methyl-1,3-thiazol-4-yl)ethynyl]pyridine (MTEP) and the mGluR1 antagonist, (3-ethyl-2-methyl-quinolin-6-yl)-(4-methoxy-cyclohexyl)-methanone methanesulfonate (EMQMCM), in animal studies indicative of antiparkinsonian-like activity such as(More)
5-Hydroxytryptamine 6 (5-HT6) receptors are involved in learning and memory processes and are discussed as promising targets for the treatment of cognitive impairment in central nervous system disorders. A number of 5-HT6 antagonists are currently in the clinical development for schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease (AD). There is some discrepancy regarding(More)
Fenobam [N-(3-chlorophenyl)-N'-(4,5-dihydro-1-methyl-4-oxo-1H-imidazole-2-yl)urea] was suggested to possess anxiolytic actions 30 years ago. Hoffmann-La Roche researchers recently reported that it is a selective and potent mGlu5 receptor antagonist, acting as a negative allosteric modulator. In the present study, we show that fenobam readily penetrates to(More)
The antigen levels of tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) were assayed in the plasma and in the euglobulin fraction, and their contributions to the euglobulin clot lysis time (ECLT) and t-PA activity were analyzed. Total and free PAI-1 levels in both fractions showed significant positive correlation with ECLT (p(More)
The non-competitive N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist (+)MK-801 is widely used in animal research (over 3000 publications), however its extracellular brain concentration has never been reported. Here, we show using in vivo microdialysis that systemic injection of (+)MK-801 at doses of 0.05, 0.1 or 0.2mg/kg resulted in peak brain ECF(More)
We examined tryptophan and serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) levels in the blood after consumption of alcohol. Forty-five minutes after drinking, whole blood serotonin concentration was significantly reduced, whereas no changes were observed in tryptophan level. The diurnal rhythm of 5-HT in subjects who the day before had drunk alcohol was quite different(More)
Diurnal changes of serotonin-related factors in whole blood and fibrinolytic activity were determined in depressed patients and healthy controls. Whole blood serotonin concentration of depressed patients showed marked changes throughout daytime, with maximum values in the evening and lowest values in the morning, whereas its metabolite 5-HIAA followed a(More)
In the current study we compared the potency of the selective metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR1) antagonist A-841720 (7-Azepan-1-yl-4-dimethylamino-7H-9-thia-1,5,7-triaza-fluoren-8-one) in rodent models of pain with its effects in models of learning and memory, to obtain information regarding the therapeutic window of this compound. A-841720(More)
Circadian rhythm and the relationship between the concentration of serotonin (5HT) and related substances (5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid; 5HIAA and tryptophan; Trp) in mouse brain, stomach and blood have been studied. All factors underwent circadian changes in the brain and blood. 5HT and 5HIAA levels in the stomach showed no circadian fluctuation. The(More)