Mirella Pallotta

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The effect of acute or chronic treatment with the antidepressant clomipramine (CIM) on N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) evoked release of dopamine (DA) in the frontal cortex of the rat has been studied using microdialysis. Acute injection of CIM (10 or 20 mg/kg) caused a decrease in dialysate DA in the frontal cortex. Infusion of 25-100 microM NMDA into the(More)
The effects of infusing N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) into the raphe nuclei on release of 5-HT in this brain region and also the frontal cortex of the same animal were studied using in vivo microdialysis in freely moving rats. Infusion of 25 microM NMDA into the raphe led to a substantial decrease in dialysate 5-HT in this region and a prolonged increase in(More)
Arterial hypertension induced by microinjections of N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) (2 nmol/rat) into the midbrain periaqueductal gray matter was used to assess the involvement of opioid receptors (µ, δ and κ) in modulating pressor periaqueductal gray neurons. Groups (n = 5 – 8) of urethane-anaesthetised rats received, 5 min before NMDA, microinjections of(More)
Microinjections, into the dorso-lateral periaqueductal gray matter, of N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA, 0.07-7 nmol/rat) significantly (P < 0.01) increased arterial blood pressure in a dose-related manner. Pretreatment, 5 min before NMDA (7 nmol/rat), in the same area with 2-amino-5-phosphonovaleric acid (2-APV, 5 nmol/rat), a selective antagonist of NMDA(More)
 The effect of acute administrations of three doses of imipramine (1, 5 and 10 mg/kg SC), a widely used tricyclic antidepressant, on extracellular levels of serotonin (5-HT) has been studied by intracerebral microdialysis in raphe nuclei and prefrontal cortex of conscious rats. Imipramine 1 mg/kg SC did not change extracellular 5-HT in either raphe nuclei(More)
We have investigated the role of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) on adenosine-induced guinea-pig trachea contraction. R-N6-phenylisopropyladenosine (R-PIA), an A1 receptor subtype agonist, induced a concentration-dependent contraction of tracheal rings. The pD2 values were 7.43 +/- 0.26. A 30-min pretreatment with 1,3-dipropyl-8-amino-4-clorophenylxantine(More)
The effect of acute or chronic treatment with the antidepressant clomipramine (CIM) on basal and N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) evoked release of dopamine (DA) in rat raphe has been studied using microdialysis. Acute injection of CIM (10 or 20 mg/kg) caused a decrease in raphe DA release, as did infusion of NMDA (25-100 microM) into this region. When NMDA(More)
The effect of acute or repeated treatment with the antidepressant clomipramine (CIM) on N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) evoked changes in extracellular 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in the raphe nuclei and frontal cortex of the same rat has been studied using microdialysis. Acute injection of CIM (10 or 20 mg/kg) caused an increase in raphe extracellular 5-HT but(More)
In 156 patients with gynecologic neoplasia the sieric levels of tumor markers (CA 125, CA 15-3, CA 72.4, SCC and 90 K) before the primary treatment and during the follow-up have been evaluated. In the patients with ovarian cancer elevated levels of CA 125 (80%), CA 72.4 (62%), 90 K (49%) and CA 15-3 (16.6) were found. The integrated evaluation of CA 125 and(More)