Mario Prast

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The modulation of histamine release by histamine and muscarinic acetylcholine receptors was investigated by using the push-pull technique. The anterior hypothalamic area of the conscious, freely moving rat was superfused through the push-pull cannula with CSF or with CSF containing drugs and the release of endogenous histamine was determined in the(More)
To investigate the modulation of histamine release by autoreceptors and heteroreceptors, the rat anterior hypothalamus was superfused through a push-pull cannula with agonists or antagonists of histamine and acetylcholine muscarinic receptors. Superfusion with the H3 receptor agonist (R)-α-methylhistamine inhibited, while superfusion with thioperamide (H3(More)
Ciliated protists are important predators of bacteria in many aquatic habitats, including sediments. Since, many biochemical transformations within the nitrogen cycle are performed by bacteria, ciliates could have an indirect impact on the nitrogen cycle through selective grazing on nitrogen-transforming bacteria. As a case study, we examined ciliate(More)
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