Vladimir S. Naumenko

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In this study, we applied for real-time PCR the two-standard system that we had worked out previously for PCR with gel-detection of products. Genomic DNA of a known concentration was used as external standard and mRNA of the DNA-dependent RNA-polymerase II was used as internal standard. It was shown that PCR with gel-detection of products and real-time PCR(More)
Brain serotonin 5-HT(1A) and 5-HT(2A) receptors have been implicated in both normal and pathological behavior, and in the action of anxiolytic and antidepressant drugs. In this study, detailed description and verification of a new RT-PCR technique to quantify the number of copies of 5-HT(1A) and 5-HT(2A) receptor mRNAs in the brain is presented. The number(More)
Intracerebroventricular administration of selective agonist of serotonin 5-HT(7) receptor LP44 (4-[2-(methylthio)phenyl]-N-(1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1-naphthalenyl)-1-pyperasinehexanamide hydrochloride; 10.3, 20.5 or 41.0 nmol) produced considerable hypothermic response in CBA/Lac mice. LP44-induced (20.5 nmol) hypothermia was significantly attenuated by the(More)
The present experiments tested the hypothesis that one of the critical mechanisms underlying genetically defined aggressiveness involves brain serotonin 5-HT1A receptors. 5-HT1A receptor density, the receptor mRNA expression in brain structures, and functional correlates for 5-HT1A receptors identified as 8-OH-DPAT-induced hypothermia and lower lip(More)
Dysfunction in brain serotonin (5-HT) system has been implicated in the psychopathology of anxiety, depression, drug addiction, and schizophrenia. The 5-HT(1A) receptors play a central role in the control of 5-HTergic neurotransmission. There are some scarce data showing cross-regulation between 5-HT receptors. Here, we investigated whether interaction(More)
The selective agonist of serotonin 5-HT(3) receptor 1-(3-chlorophenyl)biguanide hydrochloride (m-CPBG) administered intracerebroventricularly (40, 80 or 160 nmol) produced long-lasting dose-dependent hypothermic response in AKR/2J mice. m-CPBG (160 nmol i.c.v.) induced profound hypothermia (delta t=-4 degrees C) that lasted up to 7 h. m-CPBG (40 nmol(More)
Serotonin 5-HT(1A) receptors participate in the regulation of many kinds of behavior and are implicated in the mechanism of action of anxiolitics and antidepressants. The investigation of 5-HT(1A) receptor gene expression is complicated by low concentration of the receptor mRNA. Our method of quantification of the receptor gene expression in brain(More)
Prepulse inhibition (PPI), the reduction in acoustic startle produced when it is preceded by a weak prepulse stimulus, is impaired in schizophrenic patients. The DBA/2J mouse strain displayed deficient PPI and is therefore suggested as an experimental animal model for the loss of sensorimotor gating in schizophrenia. Brain serotonin (5-HT) has been(More)
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-HT) is an important neurotransmitter regulating a wide range of physiological and pathological functions via activation of heterogeneously expressed 5-HT receptors. Besides the important role of 5-HT receptors in the pathogenesis of depressive disorders and in their clinical medications, underlying mechanisms are far from(More)
The brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), its precursor (proBDNF) and BDNF mRNA levels were studied in the brain of wild rats selectively bred for more than 70 generations for either high level or for the lack of affective aggressiveness towards man. Significant increase of BDNF mRNA level in the frontal cortex and increase of BDNF level in the(More)