Rumiana Gesheva Mitreva

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Transient focal ischemia produced by local infusion of endothelin-1 (ET1) in the territory of the middle cerebral artery has been proposed as a potentially useful model for the screening of drugs developed for the treatment of thrombo-embolic stroke. However, most of the data rely exclusively on the assessment of the infarct volume, which is only a partial(More)
Melatonin is a potent antioxidant which showed anticonvulsant activities both in experimental and clinical studies. In the present study, we examined the effect of melatonin treatment (10mg/kg/day, diluted in drinking water, 8 weeks) during epileptogenesis on the consequences of a kainate (KA)-induced status epilepticus (SE) in rats. Melatonin increased the(More)
Melatonin is involved in the control of circadian and seasonal rhythmicity, possesses potent antioxidant activity, and exerts a neuroprotective and anticonvulsant effect. Spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) are widely accepted as an experimental model of essential hypertension with hyperactivity, deficient sustained attention, and alterations in(More)
Recently, we have shown that the blockade of AT1 receptor might be useful as an adjuvant treatment strategy for the prevention of oxidative stress and neurotoxicity caused by status epilepticus (SE) in rats. The purpose of the present study was to further assess the efficacy of long-term treatment with losartan (10mg/kg), the selective AT1 receptor(More)
We examined the influence of type 4 metabotropic glutamate (mGlu4) receptors on ischemic brain damage using the permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model in mice and the endothelin-1 (Et-1) model of transient focal ischemia in rats. Mice lacking mGlu4 receptors showed a 25% to 30% increase in infarct volume after MCAO as compared with(More)
The human population mostly affected by stroke is more than 65 years old. This study was designed to meet the recommendation that models of cerebral ischemia in aged animals are more relevant to the clinical setting than young animal models. Until now the majority of the pre-clinical studies examining age effects on stroke outcomes have used rats of old(More)
19 February, 2016, Sofia, Bulgaria Bulgarian Society of Physiological Sciences Sofia branch Scientific Meeting, 19 Feb, 2016 2 LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Assoc. Prof. Elena Dzhambazova, PhD Assist. Prof. Milena Mihailova, PhD Assist. Prof. Rene Mileva, PhD Assist. Prof. Polina Mateeva, PhD Assist. Prof. Boris Kadinov, PhD Bulgarian Society of Physiological(More)
Over the last 10 years, accumulated experimental and clinical evidence has supported the idea that AT1 receptor subtype is involved in epilepsy. Recently, we have shown that the selective AT1 receptor antagonist losartan attenuates epileptogenesis and exerts neuroprotection in the CA1 area of the hippocampus in epileptic Wistar rats. This study aimed to(More)
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