Silvia Skalská

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In addition to mediating conventional quantal synaptic transmission (also known as phasic inhibition), gamma-aminobutyric acidA (GABAA) receptors have been recently shown to underlie a slower, persistent form of inhibition (tonic inhibition). Using patch-clamp electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry, we addressed here whether a GABAA receptor-mediated(More)
R. Alberto Travagli The nucleus tractus solitarius: an integrative centre with ‘task-matching’ capabilities J Physiol 2007 582: 471. First Published online on May 31, 2007 D. A. Giussani Hypoxia, fetal growth and early origins of disease: the Andean curse on the Conquistadors J Physiol 2007 582: 472. First Published online on June 7, 2007 Stefan Kääb(More)
The inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA plays a key role in the modulation of paraventricular nucleus (PVN) neuronal excitability and sympathoexcitatory outflow, under both physiological and pathological conditions. In addition to mediating conventional synaptic transmission (phasic inhibition), GABA(A) receptors of distinct biophysical, molecular and(More)
Hyperglycaemia-induced oxidative stress makes an important contribution to the aetiology of diabetic neuropathy. Elevated reactive oxygen species (ROS) cause cumulative damage to neurons and Schwan cells, however, they also have a deleterious effect on nerve blood flow causing endoneurial hypoxia, which is responsible for early nerve conduction velocity(More)
In this study we investigated functional changes in the femoral artery and ultrastructural alterations in mesenteric vessels and capillaries in the rat model of multiple low dose streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes. Participation of oxidative stress in this model of diabetes was established by studying the effect of the pyridoindole antioxidant stobadine(More)
Hyperglycaemia-induced oxidative stress makes an important contribution to the aetiology of diabetic neuropathy. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of the antioxidant stobadine (STB) in comparison with a treatment by a high-dose of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), on the neurological consequences of chronic hyperglycaemia in an animal model of diabetes(More)
(2-benzyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1H-pyrido[4,3-b]indole-8-yl)-acetic acid (compound 1), a novel aldose reductase inhibitor, was assayed for efficacy and selectivity to inhibit rat lens aldose reductase under in vitro conditions by using enzyme preparations obtained from diabetic animals. The inhibitory efficiency was characterized by IC(50) in micromolar(More)
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