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1. gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) withdrawal syndrome (GWS) represents a particular model of focal epilepsy consecutive to the interruption of a chronic intracortical GABA infusion and is characterized by the appearance of focal epileptic electroencephalographic (EEG) discharges and localized clinical signs on withdrawal of GABA. Effects of Ca2+ channel(More)
The bed nucleus of the stria terminalis pars ventralis (vBNST) receives dense noradrenergic terminals and contains the highest concentration of noradrenaline (NA) in the brain. We used autoradiography following retrograde axonal transport of [(3)H]-NA to identify selectively whether noradrenergic neurons innervating the vBNST originate in the medulla(More)
This study investigated the role of the noradrenergic (NA) and the serotoninergic (5-HT) centrifugal fibers on the olfactory bulb (OB). For this purpose, behavioral responses largely depending on olfactory information were measured in rats after discrete bilateral injections into the OB with either 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) or 5,6-dihydroxytryptamine(More)
Ozone, a major photochemical pollutant, produces rapid damages in the pulmonary airway tract and in the central nervous system. This study focused on the neural mechanisms underlying the adaptive responses to an acute ozone exposure. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a factor associated with cellular recovery following brain injury. The aim of(More)
Urocortin (Ucn), a highly conserved metazoan gene, is related to stress and feeding, behaviors with significant gender differences. We investigated whether estrogens regulate the expression of the Ucn gene using transient transfection in PC12 cells with the human Ucn (hUcn) promoter coupled to luciferase and either alpha or beta estrogen receptors (ERalpha(More)
A retrograde axonal transport from the serotonergic nerve terminals in the olfactory bulb (OB) to their parent cell bodies in the midbrain raphe nuclei has been demonstrated after stereotaxic injection of [2H]5-HT into the OB of rats pretreated with a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor: at various time intervals thereafter (4-92 h) there was a preferential(More)
Radioautography was used to study the intraneuronal distribution of [3H]-serotonin (5-HT) and/or its derivatives selectively taken up by the olfactory bulb (OB) serotonergic terminals and subsequently transported to their parent cell bodies in the midbrain raphe nuclei. This was done 24 h after injection of [3H]5-HT into the main OB of rats either(More)
Interruption of a chronic GABA infusion into the rat somatosensory cortex induces the appearance of focal epileptic manifestations, known as the 'GABA withdrawal syndrome' (GWS). The aim of the present study was to determine, by immunocytochemistry, if neurotransmitters other than GABA are involved in GWS, namely: noradrenaline (NA), serotonin, choline(More)
The present study examined dopamine-immunoreactive neuronal structures using immunohistochemistry in conjunction with an anti-dopamine antiserum, following injection of l-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA) with or without an inhibitor of monoamine oxidase (Pargyline) in the cat brain. L-DOPA injection made it possible to detect dopamine immunoreactivity in(More)
Retrograde axonal transport with [3H]5-HT has been developed as a specific tracing technique to identify serotonergic projections. This method, in combination with immunocytochemistry, offers considerable advantage of specificity and sensitivity to study pathways of multitransmitter-containing neurons. In this work, we studied the presence of galanin,(More)