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Dorsal lesions of the septum influenced the maternal behaviour of Wistar and Long-Evans females, as well as of their hybrids, in a different way. The phenomenon of infanticide appeared in Wistar females only, whereas mothering was not impaired in others. However, the mouse-killing activity was not enhanced in Wistar females displaying infanticide. On the(More)
The RNA content of the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH), the lateral hypothalamic area (LHA), and the cortical neurons of male and female rats, neonatally treated with monosodium glutamate (MSG), were investigated. MSG (2 g/kg b.wt.) was injected subcutaneously to male and female rat pups daily for 5 days after birth. At 12 weeks of age a significant(More)
The nutritional status in the early postnatal period may significantly influence the development and functional activity of food intake regulating mechanisms. Therefore we investigated the weight gains and total RNA content of the ventromedial (VMH) and lateral (LHA) hypothalamic cells of rat pups in normal litters (8 pups/nest) and in reduced litters (2(More)
Neurosolver is a neuromorphic planner and a general problem solving (GPS) system. To acquire its problem solving capability, Neurosolver uses a structure similar to the columnar organization of the cortex of the brain and a notion of place cells. The fundamental idea behind Neurosolver is to model world using a state space paradigm, and then use the model(More)
This article describes a simple device that enables sectioning of an unfixed unfrozen fresh rat brain corresponding in position with the de Groote's stereotaxic coordinate systems. The construction of this device allows adjustment of the thickness of the individual brain slices and, thus, facilitates quick and precise removal of whole discrete brain(More)
The epididymal and retroperitoneal fat content of 180-day-old male Wistar rats, coming from litters of eight pups was correlated with their RNA content in ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH) and lateral hypothalamic area (LHA) neurons. A significant negative correlation was found between the RNA content in VMH neurons and epididymal and retroperitoneal fat(More)
The RNA content of the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH) and lateral hypothalamic area (LHA) neurons, and the epididymal, retroperitoneal, and liver fat content of 150-day-old male rats submitted to neonatal undernutrition, were investigated. The neonatal undernutrition was carried out by two different ways. First, by reducing the litters to two pups per nest(More)
The ribonucleic acid (RNA) and protein content of the ventromedial hypothalamic nuclei (VMH), the lateral hypothalamic areas (LHA) and the cortex (C) of adult male Wistar rats followed free access to food and water were determined at 6-hour intervals (at 6.00, 12.00, 18.00 and 24.00 h); the RNA and protein content of the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) were(More)
The total RNA content of hypothalamic and cortex neurons in relation to the feeding status of adult male Wistar rats was studied. Experimental conditions including food deprivation (12 and 24 hours) and relative satiation (short-term refeeding, glucose or glycerol administration) changed in different ways the total RNA content of the neurons in the(More)