Nadezda Lukácová

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The heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) is a key component of the stress response induced by various noxious conditions such as heat, oxygen stress, trauma and infection. In present study we have assessed the consequences of the compression of lower lumbar and sacral nerve roots caused by a multiple cauda equina constrictions (MCEC) on HSP70 immunoreactivity(More)
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 the current report, we summarize our findings related to the involvement of nitric oxide (NO) in the pathology of spinal cord trauma. We initially studied the distribution of nitric oxide synthase (NOS)-immunolabeled and/or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate diaphorase (NADPHd; which is highly colocalized with NOS)-stained somata and fibers in(More)
AIM Spinal cord transection interrupts supraspinal input and leads to the development of prominent spasticity. In this study, we investigated the effect of rat spinal cord transection performed at low thoracic level on changes in (i) neuronal nitric oxide synthase immunoreactivity (nNOS-IR), and (ii) the level of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS)(More)
1. The aim of the present study was to examine the distribution of unmyelinated, small-diameter myelinated neuronal nitric oxide synthase immunoreactive (nNOS-IR) axons and large-diameter myelinated neuronal nitric oxide synthase and parvalbumin-immunoreactive (PV-IR) axons in the dorsal funiculus (DF) of sacral (S1-S3) and lumbar (L1-L7) segments of the(More)
The effect of spinal cord ischemia (10, 20, and 40 min) and post-ischemic reperfusion (10, 30, and 60 min) on lipid peroxidation and phospholipids was investigated. Spinal cord ischemia was accompanied by lipolytic processes with significant changes in concentration of lipid peroxidation products (LPP). Reestablishment of the blood supply after 10 min(More)
The regional distribution of catalytic NOS activity was studied in the lumbosacral segments of the spinal cord of the rabbit during single (8-min), twice (8-, 8-min) and thrice repeated (8-, 8-, 9-min) sublethal ischemia followed each time by 1 h of reperfusion. Single ischemia/reperfusion induced a significant increase of cNOS activity in almost all spinal(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)
1. The present study was designed to examine the nitric oxide synthase activities (constitutive and inducible) in the site of injury in response to Th10-Th11 spinal cord hemisection and, to determine whether unilateral disconnection of the spinal cord influences the NOS pools on the contra- and ipsilateral sides in segments located far away from the(More)
Lipid peroxidation products (LPPs) and phospholipid composition were studied in a model of four-vessel occlusion in rats in homogenates of cortex, striatum and hippocampus after 30 min forebrain ischemia and following 1, 5, 10, 15, 30 and 180 min of recirculation. Major modification of LPPs was found after shorter reperfusion time, 5 min in hippocampus and(More)