Stanisław J. Chrapusta

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3-Methoxytyramine (3-MT) and 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) rates of formation were used, respectively, to assess the dynamics of dopamine (DA) release and turnover in the rat frontal cortex, nucleus accumbens, and striatum. Assuming total (re)uptake and metabolism of released DA are relatively uniform among the three brain regions, a simplified two(More)
To determine the influence of neurons of the ventral hippocampus on dopamine (DA) turnover in other limbic areas, spontaneous and amphetamine-induced locomotion as well as DA and its metabolites were assayed in nucleus accumbens, medial prefrontal cortex and anteromedial striatum, 14 and 28 days after bilateral ibotenic acid (IA) or sham lesions of the(More)
Propensity for drug dependence shows great diversity that is related to intrinsic neurobiological factors. This diversity is important both for the understanding of these traits and for the development of therapies. The goals of the study were (1) to define, using ultrasonic vocalization characteristics, inter-individual differences in rats’ propensity for(More)
Behavioral sensitization and tolerance to repetitive exposure to addictive drugs are commonly used for the assessment of the early stages of the drug dependence progress in animals. The orchestra of tools for studying the progress of drug dependence in laboratory rodents has been considerably enriched in the 1980s by the introduction of ultrasonic(More)
The effects of neonatal excitotoxic ventral hippocampus (VH) lesions on dopamine release in response to repeated stress (saline injections) and to chronic haloperidol treatment were investigated in Sprague-Dawley rats infused with ibotenic acid or vehicle into the VH on day 7 of postnatal life (PD7). Beginning on PD35, lesioned and sham-operated rats were(More)
Formation of 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) from dopamine has been hypothesized to mediate neurodegeneration induced by some psychostimulants. Although the emergence of a 6-OHDA-like substance was reported in the striatum of methamphetamine-treated rats, this substance has not been identified by a direct approach. We used mass fragmentography to search for(More)
1. The effects of single-dose regimens of amphetamine, cocaine, nomifensine and GBR 12909 on the dynamics of dopamine (DA) release and metabolism were evaluated in the frontal cortex, hypothalamus, nucleus accumbens and striatum. The regimens selected are known to produce substantial behavioural effects. 2. 3-Methoxytyramine (3MT) and(More)
Effects of an ethanol dose (1 g/kg, IP) on the metabolism of dopamine (DA) in the nucleus accumbens, striatum and hypothalamus of ethanol-naive alcohol-preferring (AA) and alcohol-avoiding (ANA) rats were studied. Rats were sacrificed by focused-beam microwave irradiation of the brain 20 minutes after ethanol administration, and the concentrations of(More)
Neurosurgical procedures often involve, as a result of the surgeon approaching the diseased region, unavoidable trauma to the adjacent, non-diseased brain structures. Because of the priority of removing the immediate threats to health or life that underlie such interventions, side effects of surgical brain injuries were not given much attention until(More)
A rare case of extensively disseminating multiple benign choroid plexus papilloma is shown. The patient first reported with high-grade hydrocephalus and two tumours in the 3rd and 4th ventricle was treated by atrioventricular shunt insertion, subtotal resection of the 4th ventricle tumour, and adjuvant 60Co irradiation of the posterior fossa. The(More)