Slavina K Surcheva

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Several peptides, including penetratin and Tat, are known to translocate across the plasma membrane. Dynorphin opioid peptides are similar to cell-penetrating peptides in a high content of basic and hydrophobic amino acid residues. We demonstrate that dynorphin A and big dynorphin, consisting of dynorphins A and B, can penetrate into neurons and(More)
Opioid and non-opioid effects of acute and chronic morphine administration on behaviour, cardiovascular responses, cell proliferation and apoptosis and nitric-oxide synthase (NOS) activity were studied in rats. A novel score-point scale was introduced to quantify the signs of opioid withdrawal syndrome. NOS inhibitor L-NAME (N G-nitro-L-arginine methyl(More)
Treatment of osteoporosis remains a therapeutic challenge. The effect of Apium Nodiflorum extract on development of experimental osteoporosis, pain thresholds and carrageenan-induced inflammation has been studied in ovariectomized osteoporotic Wistar rats. After osteoporosis verification rats were randomized and received vehicle only, HPLC-standardized(More)
An analytical review was made on the pathophysiological mechanisms suspected to be involved in dyspnea, accepting that the sensation of shortness of breathing, and the subjective signs (exertion, anxiety and fear) are essential for the diagnosis of this condition. Bearing in mind the anatomical relations in the central nervous system between the structures(More)
In a previous paper (Balanova, Surcheva and Ichev, 2001) we have proposed a scheme about pathophysiological mechanisms involved in dyspnea. Some of the clinical problems in dyspnea were discussed in this paper on the base of that scheme, as well as clinical observations on the patients with dyspnea. Two groups of symptoms were considered--subjective and(More)
The effects of a non-narcotic analgetic methamizole and the calcium channel blocker verapamil on carrageenan hyperalgesia, release of beta-endorphin and synthesis of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) were studied. It was found that a combined administration of analgin and verapamil prolonged the analgesic effect. Analgin stimulated release of beta-endorphin with the(More)
Series of aroyl hydrazones of 2H-chromene and coumarin carbaldehydes were synthesized and evaluated for their anticonvulsant activity and neurotoxicity. Further docking study on gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor was performed to elucidate their mechanisms of action. The highest protection was demonstrated by 2-furyl substituted 2H-chromene 8b in the maximal(More)
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