Victor G Kolpakov

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Non-inbred Wistar rats were bred for predisposition to catalepsy for 14 generations. The percentage of cataleptic rats, beginning from the F1, was about 50%, while in the control population it was about 9%. This, together with the data obtained after comparison of the proportion of cataleptic animals in the progeny from homogeneous crossings between rats of(More)
Specific binding of [3H]ketanserin to 5-HT2A serotonin receptor sites in the corpus striatum and frontal cortex and the effect of 5-HT2A antagonists in rats and mice hereditarily predisposed to catalepsy has been studied. Cyproheptadine inhibited the expression of inherited catalepsy in rats and mice, whereas more selective 5-HT2A antagonists, ritanserin(More)
The effects of thyroidectomy on anxiety-related behavior in the elevated plus-maze test, locomotor activity, and defecation in the open-field test and duration of cataleptic freezing were studied in rats of two strains differing in predisposition to catalepsy: cataleptic strain GC and its ancestor strain Wistar. Total thyroxine level was significantly(More)
The effect of chronic thyroid hormone (thyroxine, T4) administration on the duration of cataleptic freezing was studied in males of random-bred Wistar and genetic cataleptic (GC) rat strains. It was found that thyroidectomy brought about a sharp increase in immobility time in Wistar rats. Replacement with 0.015 mg/kg per day of T4 for 30 days from the day(More)
Male rats with a genetic predisposition to cataleptic reactions revealed a reduced motor activity and a diminished activation of mineralocorticoid and testosterone synthesis in response to a mild stress as compared with the Wistar rats. The reactions, however, were exactly opposite in the Wistar rats with signs of cataleptic features. The data obtained(More)
Rats of GC strain with genetic predisposition to cataleptic reactions bred from Wistar rats are more sensitive to cataleptogenic effect of haloperidol and trifluperidol than Wistar rats. At the same time, chlorpromazine and sulpiride considerably shorten the time of maintenance of imposed vertical cataleptic postures for which GC strain has been selected.(More)
The expression of audiogenic seizure fits has been studied in F1 hybrids between audiogenic seizure-prone Krushinsky-Molodkina rat strain and Wistar rats not prone to audiogenic seizures, as well as in two backcross generations. Only 10% of F1 hybrids exhibit audiogenic seizure fits, whereas the frequency of this character in two generations of their(More)
Results of genetic, neurophysiological, neurochemical and pharmacological suggest that the cataleptic freezing and "nervousness" observed in the cataleptic rat strain GC have a common mechanism. There seems to be a physiological factor causing catalepsy, upon reaching a certain level of intensity, to be transformed into "nervousness", which is observed both(More)
Inheritance of predisposition to pendulum movements (PMs) in rats was studied by two methods: segregation analysis of binary traits (on pedigrees recorded in the selection archives for cataleptic strain GC) and the classical Mendelian analysis of hybrids between strains PM+ and PM- selected for pronounced PMs and the absence of PMs, respectively. Both(More)
The effects of the selective 5-HT1A agonists 8-OH-DPAT and flesinoxan and the selective 5-HT2 antagonists ritanserin and ketanserin on immobility time in rats bred for predisposition to catalepsy have been studied. Treatment with 8-OH-DPAT as well as flesinoxan caused a marked dose-dependent decrease in immobility time. Ritanserin and ketanserin did not(More)