Tuncay Ozgünen

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The brain serotonin is involved in mediation of emotional behaviour including anxiety and related fear conditioning. It is known that the median raphe nucleus (MRN) is the origin of a serotonergic pathway and mainly innervates septo-hippocampal formation which plays an important role in emotional cognition. However, its regulatory role in different types of(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine the involvement of the median raphe serotonergic system in the effects of ketamine on anxiety behaviours and related memory. The effects of ketamine pretreatment (3 and 10 mg/kg, i.p.) on three types of fear-motivated behaviours, unconditioned one-way escape, conditioned avoidance and freezing were tested.(More)
Experiments were performed to identify the ionic basis of membrane potential changes in the Rana cameranoi egg, from prior to fertilization through the first cleavage. The membrane potential was monitored continuously during this period. Ten per cent Ringer was used as the recording solution in the control group. The effects of Na+ or Ca2+ conductances were(More)
Paw preference and paw frequency was studied in female rats. Paw preference was assessed using a modified version of food reaching task in quadrupedal position. Of 68 rats, 56 (82.4%) were right-handed, 7 (10.3%) were left-handed, and 5 (7.4%) were mixed-handed. There were significantly more right-handers than left-handers. The distribution of right minus(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE We documented adolescent pregnancies that were thought to be at high risk for increased obstetric complications. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS This study covered 442 pregnant women who were under 19 years of age and who delivered in Cukurova University, School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology between January 1, 1993 and(More)
AIMS To determine the potential use of a digoxin-immunoreactive substance in the prediction of preeclampsia, to study the relationship between serum levels of this substance and gestational age, and to evaluate the correlation between this substance and blood pressure findings in preeclamptic pregnancies. METHODS Serum digoxin-immunoreactive substance(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of excitotoxic damage of the serotonergic cell bodies in the median raphe nucleus (MRN) on the scopolamine-induced working memory deficits in a single-trial light/dark inhibitory avoidance task. Rats were given 1 mg/kg of scopolamine hydrobromide (intraperitonal, i.p.) or saline before the(More)
In a consanguineous marriage, a woman at 32 weeks' pregnancy presented with intrauterine growth retardation and bilateral renal agenesis. Fraser syndrome (cryptophthalmus syndactyly syndrome) was diagnosed based on cryptophthalmos, atresia of meatus acusticus externus in auricula, syndactyly, hypoplastic larynx, hypoplastic left lung, agenesis of urinary(More)