Marianna Kiraly

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BACKGROUND In Alzheimer's disease (AD) the olfactory system, including the olfactory bulb, a limbic paleocortex is severely damaged. The occurrence of early olfactory deficits and the presence of senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in olfactory bulb were reported previously by a few authors. The goal of the present study was to analyze the occurrence(More)
Regulation of calbindin and calretinin expression by brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) was examined in primary cultures of cortical neurons using immunocytochemistry and northern blot analysis. Here we report that regulation of calretinin expression by BDNF is in marked contrast to that of calbindin. Indeed, chronic exposure of cultured cortical(More)
The actions of arginine-vasopressin (AVP) and oxytocin (OXT) were investigated in the rat superior cervical ganglion (SCG). At micromolar concentrations AVP decreased the amplitude of fast excitatory postsynaptic potentials (f-EPSPs) evoked by preganglionic stimulation and in many cells depolarized the postsynaptic membrane. Both effects were reversibly(More)
Electrophysiologically identified neurons of rat superior cervical ganglion were intracellularly injected with horseradish peroxidase and processed for light and electron microscopic observation. At light microscope level, neurons could be classified according to their dendritic arborization pattern in the vicinity of the soma into radiate, tufted and(More)
Rat superior cervical ganglia infected with herpes virus suis (pseudorabies virus) display a spontaneous bursting activity of still unknown origin. Previous intracellular recordings from the ganglionic neurons combined with pharmacological studies showed that the postganglionic action potentials are induced by acetylcholine release spontaneously from the(More)
Binding of radioactive vasopressin--but not of oxytocin--was detected by autoradiography and by labeling of membranes obtained from the rat superior cervical ganglion. In both instances binding could be displaced by V1 (smooth muscle-type) but not by V2 (kidney-type) agonists, indicating that the ganglionic vasopressin receptors are similar to those present(More)
The nature of the putative transmitter(s) mediating the non-cholinergic excitatory post-synaptic potential (e.p.s.p.) described in the preceding paper was investigated by means of electrophysiological, pharmacological and immunohistochemical methods. Serotonin (1-10 microM) when applied by superfusion caused a slow depolarization that closely mimicked the(More)
BACKGROUND The ability to correlate plastic changes in synaptic physiology with changes in synaptic anatomy has been very limited in the central nervous system because of shortcomings in existing methods for recording the activity of specific CNS synapses and then identifying and studying the same individual synapses on an anatomical level. NEW METHOD We(More)
Pair recordings involve simultaneous whole cell patch clamp recordings from two synaptically connected neurons, enabling not only direct electrophysiological characterization of the synaptic connections between individual neurons, but also pharmacological manipulation of either the presynaptic or the postsynaptic neuron. When carried out in organotypic(More)