Tigran R. Petrosyan

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Bacterial melanin (BM) has been used in different series of experiments as a neuroprotector. It facilitates recovery and regeneration processes after CNS lesions. The action of BM after Substantia Nigra destruction is of major interest. Electrophysiological study tries to reveal the effects of this substance on the electrical activity of Substantia Nigra(More)
Bacterial melanin has been proven to stimulate regeneration after CNS lesions. The purpose of this study was to test, whether bacterial melanin can enter the brain via the blood–brain barrier (BBB). Bacterial melanin (BM) was radioactively labeled by the iodobead method and used to test the BBB permeability after systemic injection into rats. The(More)
Experiments were performed on 48 albino rats. Part of the experimental animals were initially trained to a balancing instrumental conditioned reflex (ICR). Unilateral bulbar pyramidotomy performed in all rats caused contralateral hemiparesis. On the next day following the operation 24 rats were injected intramuscularly with bacterial melanin solution. 12 of(More)
Sixteen adult male rats were initially trained to an instrumental conditioned reflex (ICR) and subjected to unilateral destruction of substantia nigra pars compacta. Part of the animals was injected with bacterial melanin solution on the next day of destruction. The other 8 rats served as the control group. Recovery rates for ICR and dynamics of paralyzed(More)
We examined the potential neuroprotective action of bacterial melanin (BM) in rats after unilateral destruction of Substantia Nigra pars compacta (SNc) dopaminergic neurons. 24 rats were initially trained to an instrumental conditioned reflex (ICR) and then subjected to unilateral electrolytic destruction of SNc. Unilateral deficit in balancing hindlimb(More)
We examined post-stimulation changes in the electrical activity of neurons of the rat sensorimotor cortex after intapraperitoneal injections or direct applications of bacterial melanin (a strict analog of neuromelanin). Activation of cortical neurons was evoked by high-frequency stimulation of the hindlimb peripheral nerves. The patterns of(More)
The study aims to confirm the neuroregenerative effects of bacterial melanin (BM) on central nervous system injury using a special staining method based on the detection of Ca(2+)-dependent acid phosphatase activity. Twenty-four rats were randomly assigned to undergo either unilateral destruction of sensorimotor cortex (group I; n = 12) or unilateral(More)
Bacterial melanin, obtained from the mutant strain of Bacillus Thuringiensis, has been shown to promote recovery after central nervous system injury. It is hypothesized, in this study, that bacterial melanin can promote structural and functional recovery after peripheral nerve injury. Rats subjected to sciatic nerve transection were intramuscularly(More)
Training induces plastic changes within the normal and injured brain. Experiments were performed on 48 albino rats. Part of the experimental animals were initially trained to a balancing instrumental conditioned reflex (ICR). Unilateral bulbar pyramidotomy performed in all rats caused contralateral hemiparesis. To make the study results more reliable,(More)