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Up as compared with the corresponding values of the control. Data presented in tables 3 show that the rats exposed to the two types of vapours encountered a significant decrease in the norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin contents of the hippocampus as compared with the control group. On other hand, no significant changes were found in norepinephrine and serotonin between the leaded or the unlea
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Sible to interpret these results in the light of the effects of gasoline constituents. Another study demonstrated that lead exposure enhances predatory aggression in the cat and provide experimental support for a causal relationship between lead exposure and aggressive behaviour in humans [56]. This was concomitant with deficiency in serotonin that plays an important role to counteract the aggress
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Ial indicate that Na+, K+-ATPase activity and total protein content in the leaded or unleaded gasoline groups were lower than those of the control group. The inhibition of the plasma membrane Na+, K+-ATPase might have been attributed to a direct effect of the solvents and alcohols in the gasoline on the membrane causing dissolving the its bilayers. The most outstanding are toluene (highly lipophyl
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Nnervations reaches out to the hypothalamus to regulate secretion of TRH and prolactin secretion, and then projects to the brain limbic system to modulate motivations and emotions [47]. So, gasoline induced impairment of the DA system would result in serious impacts on the neural control of voluntary locomotion and would affect several behavioural aspects.In the present study, the norepinephrine l
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N male rats.Parameter Duration of aggression/sec GROUP Control Leaded gasoline Unleaded gasoline Tooth chattering 0.9 ?0.23 4.7 ?1.1 a** 4.4 ?0.92 a* Threat posture 1.5 ?0.54 6 ?1.2 a* 6.2 ?1.31 a* Leaping and biting 1.9 ?0.72 5.5 ?1.45 5.9 ?1.50 Boxing position 1 ?0.42 2.2 ?0.63 2.2 ?0.Values are expressed as means ?SE a: significantly different from the control group. Asterisks indicate the leve
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Athione S -transferase activity, and lipid peroxidation was observed in liver and brain. Exposure to toluene, one of the gasoline constituents, both in vivo and in vitro, leads to reactive oxygen species formation in many tissues including brain tissue [36-38]. The study of Calder -Guzm et al [39] revealed that the aldehydes resulting from the oxidation of the methyl groups in the aromatic compou

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