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A complete explanation of the neurotoxicity that follows kainic acid (KA) injection into the rat striatum is lacking. An assessment of the chronological course after intrastriatal KA injection of the activities of enzymes preferentially concentrated in glia or involved in the detoxification of oxygen metabolites is accomplished. An enhancement of the(More)
A significant increase in the striatal specific activity of DT diaphorase is demonstrable from one to six weeks after intrastriatal injection of kainic acid (KA). At six weeks, there is a significant dose-response relation (ANOVA, F(2,18) = 25.8, p less than 0.001); 1, 3 and 5 nmoles produce 12.3, 39.6 and 118% increases, respectively. Loss of(More)
Separate lines of investigation implicate excitotoxins or disruption of cytoskeletal architecture in the pathogenesis of human neurodegenerative disease. To assess the hypothesis that these neurotoxic mechanisms may have a synergistic effect, albino rats were given intrastriatal administrations of either the excitotoxin, kainic acid, or the microtubule(More)
Vanadium oxide-molybdenum oxide (VO-MO) thin (21-475 nm) films were grown on quartz and silicon substrates by pulsed RF magnetron sputtering technique by altering the RF power from 100 to 600 W. Crystalline VO-MO thin films showed the mixed phases of vanadium oxides e.g., V2O5, V2O3 and VO2 along with MoO3. Reversible or smart transition was found to occur(More)
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