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During the prenatal period, the development of individual is influenced by the environmental factors. In the present study, the influence of prenatal noise and music on the spatial memory and neurogenesis in the hippocampus of developing rats was investigated. The exposure to the noise during pregnancy caused growth retardation, decreased neurogenesis in(More)
It has been suggested that exercise may ameliorate neurologic impairment by impeding neuronal loss following various brain insults. In the present study, the effect of long-term treadmill exercise on short-term memory and apoptotic neuronal cell death in the hippocampus following transient global ischemia in gerbils was investigated. A step-down inhibitory(More)
We evaluated the effects of propofol on synaptic transmission using a mechanically dissociated preparation of rat hippocampal CA3 neurons to allow assays of single bouton responses evoked from retained functional native nerve endings. We studied synaptic and extrasynaptic GABAA and glutamate receptor responses in a preparation in which experimental(More)
The impact of age on the effect of treadmill exercise on cell proliferation in the dentate gyrus of rats was investigated via 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine immunohistochemistry. Animals of different ages were used: 4-week-old, 8-week-old, and 62-week-old. Based upon the present study, the most prominent cell proliferation in the dentate gyrus was observed in the(More)
Acupuncture has been used for the enhancement of functional recovery from various disorders including stroke. In the present study, the effects of acupuncture on the c-Fos expression and apoptosis in the hippocampal CA1 region of gerbils following transient global ischemia were investigated via immunohistochemistry for c-Fos and caspase-3 and terminal(More)
Diabetes mellitus is a common and serious metabolic disorder in humans. Streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats were shown to produce a significant reduction in the number of proliferating cells in the dentate gyrus. In the present study, the effect of treadmill exercise on cell proliferation in the dentate gyrus of rats with STZ-induced diabetes was(More)
Intracerebral hemorrhage is one of the most devastating types of stroke. In the present study, the effect of acupuncture on intrastriatal hemorrhage-induced neuronal cell death in rats was investigated via Nissl staining, terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick end labeling assay, and immunohistochemistry for caspase-3. The present results(More)
We performed a study on the antinociceptive effects of A1 and A2 type (A1LL and A2NTX, respectively) botulinum toxin on carrageenan-induced hyperalgesia in the rat. Both A1LL and A2NTX had antinociceptive effects in the carrageenan-induced inflammatory pain model, reducing the mechanical and thermal hyperalgesia. A2NTX also reduced the increase in c-fos(More)
In the present study, the effects of maternal swimming during pregnancy on the short-term memory ability, hippocampal neurogenesis, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) mRNA expression of rat pups were investigated. After confirming their pregnancy, the pregnant rats were divided into two groups: the control group and the swimming group. From the(More)
In this study, effects of acupuncture at Zusanli acupoint on cell proliferation and expression of neuropeptide Y (NPY) in the dentate gyrus (DG) of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats were investigated. Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into six groups: the control group, the non-diabetic and Zusanli-acupunctured group, the non-diabetic and(More)