Marina A Tibeikina

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Two rat lines, one tame, the other aggressive, differing by many behavioral features and stress reactivity were developed by long-term selection of wild gray rats for elimination and enhancement of aggressiveness towards humans. The aim of this work was to study the role of the maternal environment in the expression of these differences between the two rat(More)
Prepulse inhibition (PPI), the reduction in acoustic startle produced when it is preceded by a weak prepulse stimulus, is impaired in schizophrenic patients. The DBA/2J mouse strain displayed deficient PPI and is therefore suggested as an experimental animal model for the loss of sensorimotor gating in schizophrenia. Brain serotonin (5-HT) has been(More)
Catalepsy (animal hypnosis, tonic immobility) is a type of passive defensive behavior. Its exaggerated form is a syndrome of some psychopathological disorders. Numerous neurotransmitters have impact on the regulation of catalepsy. In this paper we demonstrated the involvement of interleukin-6 (IL-6) in the mechanism of cataleptic immobility. Effects of(More)
The hypothermic effects of 5-HT1A serotonin receptor agonist 8-OH-DPAT after intranasal, intraperitoneal, and subcutaneous administration were compared. In a dose of 1 mg/kg 8-OH-DPAT induced similar thermal reactions after administration by all three routes. In a dose of 0.5 mg/kg 8-OH-DPAT caused no appreciable changes in body temperature after(More)
Treatment of male DBA/2 mice with sodium glutamate (4 mg/g) on postnatal days 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 induced reductions in the numbers of square crossings, vertical rearings, excursions to the center, and the time spent in the center in adulthood, as compared with a group of males given physiological saline at the same times. These measures showed no change as(More)
Adult females of ICR strain of mice were bred, separated into different experimental groups, and treated as follows. On Days 2-4 of pregnancy, the mice received daily subcutaneous injections of either 0.05 ml sesame oil (vehicle) or same volume of 5.0mg of purified methoxychlor (MXC) suspended in the vehicle. Another group received a single subcutaneous(More)
A dose-dependent the effect of 5HT2C-receptor agonist MK-212 on mouse behavior was demonstrated. Intraperitoneal injection of MK-212 in high doses (0.5 and 1.0 mg/kg) increased blood level of corticosterone in mice and reduced their motor activity. In low doses of 0.1 and 0.2 mg/kg, the agonist reduced anxiety, but had no effect on motor activity. It is(More)
Immobility and hyperthermia induced by unavoidable stress imposed by the tail suspension test (TST) and the acoustic startle reaction were assessed in mice of 11 inbred strains and in Tg8 mice, which have genetic knockout of MAO A. Sharp genotypic differences in immobility were seen, while there was no correlation with the hyperthermic response to the TST.(More)
The tail suspension test (TST)-induced immobility and hyperthermia and acoustic startle response were studied in 11 mouse inbred strains and in MAO A knockout Tg8 mice. Significant genotypic differences in TST-induced immobility rather than hyperthermia and the lack of correlation between the expression of immobility and hyperthermia were found. Positive(More)
DBA/2 male mice were treated with monosodium glutamate (MSG) in a dose of 4 mg/g on 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 days after birth. Saline treated and intact males were used as control groups. MSG treated males displayed decreased number of crossed squares, rearings, entries in the centre and time in the centre of open field in comparison with saline-treated but not intact(More)
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