Patricia F Schuck

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The role of excitotoxicity in the cerebral damage of glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (GDD) is under intense debate. We therefore investigated the in vitro effect of glutaric (GA) and 3-hydroxyglutaric (3-OHGA) acids, which accumulate in GDD, on [(3)H]glutamate uptake by slices and synaptosomal preparations from cerebral cortex and striatum of rats(More)
The objective of the present study was to investigate the in vitro effects of octanoic acid, which accumulates in medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (MCAD) deficiency and in Reye syndrome, on key enzyme activities of energy metabolism in the cerebral cortex of young rats. The activities of the respiratory chain complexes I-IV, creatine kinase, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Depressive disorders, including major depression, are serious and disabling for affected patients. Although the neurobiological understanding of major depressive disorder focuses mainly on the monoamine hypothesis, the exact pathophysiology of depression is not fully understood. METHODS Animals received daily intra-peritoneal injections of(More)
We evaluated the activities of mitochondrial respiratory chain complexes in the brain of rats after renal ischemia and the effect of administration of the antioxidants N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and deferoxamine (DFX). The rats were divided into the groups: sham (control) or renal ischemia treated with saline, NAC 20 mg/kg, DFX 20 mg/kg or both antioxidants.(More)
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