Nadežda Lukáčová

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Previous experiments have suggested that nitric oxide may play an important role in nociceptive transmission in the spinal cord. To assess the possible roles of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) in spinal sensitization after nerve injury, we examined the distribution of nNOS immunoreactivity in dorsal root ganglia (DRGs) and dorsal horn of the(More)
In this study, nitric oxide synthase immunohistochemistry supported by nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate diaphorase histochemistry was used to demonstrate the nitric oxide synthase immunoreactivity in the monosynaptic Ia-motoneuron pathway exemplified by structural components of the afferent limb of the soleus H-reflex in the dog. A noticeable(More)
The study was aimed at investigating the expression and the activity of neuronal nitric oxide synthase, and of soluble guanylyl cyclase and phosphodiesterase activities that regulate guanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate level in the midbrain, in a mouse model of PD using 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine injections. Adult male mice of the C57/BL(More)
The distributions of neuronal nitric oxide synthase-immunoreactive neurons and of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-diaphorase activity were studied in the C6, Th2, L1, L5, S2 and S3 segments and laminae in the rabbit spinal cord and compared with the catalytic nitric oxide synthase activity, determined by monitoring the conversion of [3H]arginine(More)
Previous studies have shown that spinal L-type, N-type, and P-type Ca2+-channel blockers are effective in modulating pain behavior caused nerve injury. In the present work, using the loose ligation of the sciatic nerve model, we characterized the time course of the appearance of tactile and cold allodynia and the corresponding spinal expression of the(More)
In this study we investigate the occurrence and origin of punctate nitric oxide synthase immunoreactivity in the neuropil of the ventral motor nucleus in C7-Th1 segments of the dog spine, which are supposed to be the terminal field of an ascending premotor propriospinal nitric oxide synthase-immunoreactive pathway. As the first step, nitric oxide synthase(More)
The plasticity of the membrane phospholipids in general and stimulated phosphoinositides turnover in particular are the subjects in a variety of neural paradigms studying the molecular mechanisms of neuronal changes under normal and pathological conditions. The regional modifiability of phospholipids (SM, PC, PS, PI, PA + DG, PE), polyphosphatidylinositides(More)
Previous investigations from our laboratory have documented that the neuropil of the phrenic nucleus contains a dense accumulation of punctate nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate diaphorase staining. In this study we investigated the occurrence and origin of punctate nitric oxide synthase immunoreactivity in the neuropil of the phrenic nucleus in(More)
Changes in the concentration of membrane-bound phospholipids following single (25-min) spinal cord ischemia and 3 h of reperfusion were determined. These were compared with the changes following brief repeated (8-, 8-, and 9-min) ischemia followed each time by reperfusion for 1 h, or the same periods of ischemia followed by 8 h, 8 h, and 24 h of(More)
The latest research reveals that nitric oxide as a gas messenger may diffuse into the surrounding extracellular fluid and act locally upon neighboring target cells. However, several observations raise the possibility that nitric oxide may also be released at a greater distance from the neuronal cell body. The catalytic nitric oxide synthase (cNOS) activity(More)