Sahel Motaghi

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It is believed that locus coeruleus (LC) influences the sensory information processing. However, its role in cortical surround inhibitory mechanism is not well established. In this experiment, using controlled mechanical displacement of whiskers; we investigated the effect of electrical stimulation of LC on response of layer V barrel cortical neurons in(More)
Anxiety disorders have a relatively high prevalence in most countries. Chemical drugs used to treat anxiety have some unwanted side effects. Therefore, using medicinal plants is useful. Citrus aurantium L. (CaL) flowers are used in Iran to treat anxiety as a folk medicine. We investigated its anxiolytic and sedative effects. We used elevated plus maze and(More)
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) is one of the major mediators involved in illness anorexia in rodents. Cyclooxygenases (COX), the important enzymes in prostaglandin synthesizing pathway, have two main isoforms named COX-1 and COX-2. Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) are components of the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria which are used as a standard model of infection.(More)
Introduction: It is believed that Locus Coeruleus (LC) influences the sensory information processing. However, its role in cortical surround inhibitory mechanism is not understood. In this experiment, using controlled mechanical displacement of whiskers; we investigated the effect of phasic electrical stimulation of LC on response of layer V barrel cortical(More)
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