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Dopamine supersensitivity occurs in schizophrenia and other psychoses, and after hippocampal lesions, antipsychotics, ethanol, amphetamine, phencyclidine, gene knockouts of Dbh (dopamine beta-hydroxylase), Drd4 receptors, Gprk6 (G protein-coupled receptor kinase 6), Comt (catechol-O-methyltransferase), or Th-/-, DbhTh/+ (tyrosine hydroxylase), and in rats(More)
Dysbindin-1 (dystrobrevin binding protein-1) has been reported as a candidate gene associated with schizophrenia. Dysbindin-1 mRNA and protein levels are significantly reduced in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus of schizophrenia subjects. To understand the in-vivo functions of dysbindin-1, we studied schizophrenia relevant behaviors in adult male Sandy(More)
Lesions of the ventral hippocampus (VH) in neonatal rats result in post-pubertal alterations in a number of cognitive, social and motor behaviors that bear some analogy to schizophrenia. Increased sensitivity to stress and psychostimulants and prefrontal functional changes in the lesioned animals suggest an involvement of the mesocorticolimbic dopamine (DA)(More)
Data mining can be performed by number of ways. Classification is one of them. Classification is a data mining technique that assigns items to a predefined categories or classes or labels. The aim of classification is to predict the target class for the inputted data. On the other hand biology inspired algorithms such as Genetic Algorithms (GA) and Swarm(More)
The effect of intraventricular (IVT) administration of GABAA receptor agonist muscimol and GABAB receptor agonist, baclofen was examined on the activity of acetylcholinesterase (AChE), monoamine oxidase (MAO) and Na+, K+-ATPase in discrete areas of brain from estrogen-progesterone primed ovariectomized rats. AChE enzyme activity was increased in two(More)
Administration of the psychostimulant drug amphetamine (AMPH) to animals causes hyperactivity and deficit in prepulse inhibition (PPI) of startle, behaviors that are often observed in neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Enhanced central dopamine (DA) transmission is believed to mediate AMPH-induced behavioral alterations.(More)
Previous quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis of an intercross involving the inbred mouse strains NZB/BlNJ and SM/J revealed QTL for a variety of complex traits. Many QTL have large intervals containing hundreds of genes, and methods are needed to rapidly sort through these genes for probable candidates. We chose nine QTL: the three most significant for(More)
The neonatal ventral hippocampus (nVH) lesion in rats captures many features of schizophrenia at the levels of behavior and neurobiological markers. We have previously reported enhanced expression of alpha-1 adrenergic receptors (AR) in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) of postpubertal nVH-lesioned rats and proposed that enhanced alpha-1 AR signaling might(More)
Neonatal ventral hippocampus (nVH) lesion in rats is a widely used animal model of schizophrenia due to the predominantly post-pubertal emergence of many schizophrenia-like behaviours. Our previous studies have shown increased ligand binding of alpha1 adrenergic receptors (AR) in the frontal cortex of post-pubertal, but not pre-pubertal, nVH-lesioned rats,(More)
After the success of the mass spectrometry (MS) round table that was held at the first Swiss Proteomics Society congress (SPS'01) in Geneva, the SPS has organized a proteomics application exercise and allocated a full session at the SPS'02 congress. The main objective was to encourage the exchange of expertise in protein identification, with a focus on the(More)