Lucian Hritcu

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Affiliation: Alexandru I. Cuza University
Country: Romania

Publications

  1. pmc Memory-enhancing activities of the aqueous extract of Albizia adianthifolia leaves in the 6-hydroxydopamine-lesion rodent model of Parkinson's disease
    Galba Jean Beppe
    Laboratory of Animal Physiology, University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon
    BMC Complement Altern Med 14:142. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Intranigral lipopolysaccharide induced anxiety and depression by altered BDNF mRNA expression in rat hippocampus
    Lucian Hritcu
    Department of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania Electronic address
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 51:126-32. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint Methanolic extract of Piper nigrum fruits improves memory impairment by decreasing brain oxidative stress in amyloid beta(1-42) rat model of Alzheimer's disease
    Lucian Hritcu
    Department of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Bd Carol I, no 11, 700506, Iasi, Romania
    Cell Mol Neurobiol 34:437-49. 2014
  4. ncbi request reprint Intranigral lipopolysaccharide administration induced behavioral deficits and oxidative stress damage in laboratory rats: relevance for Parkinson's disease
    Lucian Hritcu
    Department of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, B dul Carol I, no 11, 700506 Iasi, Romania
    Behav Brain Res 253:25-31. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint 6-hydroxy-L-nicotine from Arthrobacter nicotinovorans sustain spatial memory formation by decreasing brain oxidative stress in rats
    Lucian Hritcu
    Department of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Boulevardul Carol I No 11, Iasi, Romania
    J Physiol Biochem 69:25-34. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of lavender oil inhalation on improving scopolamine-induced spatial memory impairment in laboratory rats
    Lucian Hritcu
    Department of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Bd Carol I, no 11, Iasi 700506, Romania
    Phytomedicine 19:529-34. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Brain serotonin depletion impairs short-term memory, but not long-term memory in rats
    Lucian Hritcu
    Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Department of Physiology, Blv Carol I no 20A, 700506, Iasi, Romania
    Physiol Behav 91:652-7. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Spatial memory deficits and oxidative stress damage following exposure to lipopolysaccharide in a rodent model of Parkinson's disease
    Lucian Hritcu
    Department of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, B dul Carol I, no 11, 700506 Iasi, Romania
    Neurosci Res 71:35-43. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Neuroprotective effect of the methanolic extract of Hibiscus asper leaves in 6-hydroxydopamine-lesioned rat model of Parkinson's disease
    Lucian Hritcu
    Department of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Bd Carol I, No 11 20A, Iasi 700506, Romania
    J Ethnopharmacol 137:585-91. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Neuroprotective effects of inhaled lavender oil on scopolamine-induced dementia via anti-oxidative activities in rats
    Monica Hancianu
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Gr T Popa, 16 University Str, Iasi, Romania
    Phytomedicine 20:446-52. 2013

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  1. pmc Memory-enhancing activities of the aqueous extract of Albizia adianthifolia leaves in the 6-hydroxydopamine-lesion rodent model of Parkinson's disease
    Galba Jean Beppe
    Laboratory of Animal Physiology, University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon
    BMC Complement Altern Med 14:142. 2014
    ..This study was undertaken in order to evaluate the possible cognitive-enhancing and antioxidative effects of the aqueous extract of A. adianthifolia leaves in the 6-hydroxydopamine-lesion rodent model of Parkinson's disease...
  2. ncbi request reprint Intranigral lipopolysaccharide induced anxiety and depression by altered BDNF mRNA expression in rat hippocampus
    Lucian Hritcu
    Department of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania Electronic address
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 51:126-32. 2014
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  3. ncbi request reprint Methanolic extract of Piper nigrum fruits improves memory impairment by decreasing brain oxidative stress in amyloid beta(1-42) rat model of Alzheimer's disease
    Lucian Hritcu
    Department of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Bd Carol I, no 11, 700506, Iasi, Romania
    Cell Mol Neurobiol 34:437-49. 2014
    ..Our results suggest that the plant extract ameliorates amyloid beta(1-42)-induced spatial memory impairment by attenuation of the oxidative stress in the rat hippocampus...
  4. ncbi request reprint Intranigral lipopolysaccharide administration induced behavioral deficits and oxidative stress damage in laboratory rats: relevance for Parkinson's disease
    Lucian Hritcu
    Department of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, B dul Carol I, no 11, 700506 Iasi, Romania
    Behav Brain Res 253:25-31. 2013
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  5. ncbi request reprint 6-hydroxy-L-nicotine from Arthrobacter nicotinovorans sustain spatial memory formation by decreasing brain oxidative stress in rats
    Lucian Hritcu
    Department of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Boulevardul Carol I No 11, Iasi, Romania
    J Physiol Biochem 69:25-34. 2013
    ..Also, the linear regression between behavioral measures and oxidative stress markers resulted in significant correlations. Therefore, positive effects of 6HLN on spatial memory may occur by antioxidant actions...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of lavender oil inhalation on improving scopolamine-induced spatial memory impairment in laboratory rats
    Lucian Hritcu
    Department of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Bd Carol I, no 11, Iasi 700506, Romania
    Phytomedicine 19:529-34. 2012
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Brain serotonin depletion impairs short-term memory, but not long-term memory in rats
    Lucian Hritcu
    Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Department of Physiology, Blv Carol I no 20A, 700506, Iasi, Romania
    Physiol Behav 91:652-7. 2007
    ..These results suggest that serotonin, among other neurotransmitters, play an important role in cognitive functions, especially short-term memory...
  8. ncbi request reprint Spatial memory deficits and oxidative stress damage following exposure to lipopolysaccharide in a rodent model of Parkinson's disease
    Lucian Hritcu
    Department of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, B dul Carol I, no 11, 700506 Iasi, Romania
    Neurosci Res 71:35-43. 2011
    ..Taken together, we demonstrated that activation of the immune system with LPS administration induced memory impairment and brain oxidative stress, significantly correlated with nigral lesion promoted by 6-OHDA...
  9. ncbi request reprint Neuroprotective effect of the methanolic extract of Hibiscus asper leaves in 6-hydroxydopamine-lesioned rat model of Parkinson's disease
    Lucian Hritcu
    Department of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Bd Carol I, No 11 20A, Iasi 700506, Romania
    J Ethnopharmacol 137:585-91. 2011
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  10. ncbi request reprint Neuroprotective effects of inhaled lavender oil on scopolamine-induced dementia via anti-oxidative activities in rats
    Monica Hancianu
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Gr T Popa, 16 University Str, Iasi, Romania
    Phytomedicine 20:446-52. 2013
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint The effects of pergolide on memory and oxidative stress in a rat model of Parkinson's disease
    Alin Ciobica
    Department of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Bd Carol I, NR 11, Iasi 700506, Romania
    J Physiol Biochem 68:59-69. 2012
    ..Our data suggest that pergolide facilitates spatial memory and improves brain oxidative balance, after a 6-OHDA-induced model of PD. This could be useful for further investigations and clinical applications of pergolide...
  12. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of central angiotensin II enhances memory function and reduces oxidative stress status in rat hippocampus
    Walther Bild
    Gr T Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 16 Universitatii Street, 700115, Iasi, Romania
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 43:79-88. 2013
    ..This could be relevant for the complex interactions between Ang II, behavioral processes and neuronal oxidative stress, and could generate important therapeutic approaches...
  13. ncbi request reprint The effects of short-term nicotine administration on behavioral and oxidative stress deficiencies induced in a rat model of Parkinson's disease
    Alin Ciobica
    Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Deptartment of Biology, B dul Carol I, 11, 700506, Iasi, Romania
    Psychiatr Danub 24:194-205. 2012
    ..Also, recent reports had suggested that nicotine from smoke may contribute, at least in some parts, to the apparent neuroprotective effect of tobacco use in Parkinson's disease...
  14. ncbi request reprint Role of the mesotelencephalic dopamine system in learning and memory processes in the rat
    Vasile Hefco
    Department of Physiology, AlI Cuza University, Blv Carol I, NR 11, 6600 Iasi, Romania
    Eur J Pharmacol 475:55-60. 2003
    ..As compared to short-term memory, long-term memory is more susceptible to the decreased dopamine level in nervous structures involved in processing and storage of information...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effects of nicotine on memory impairment induced by blockade of muscarinic, nicotinic and dopamine D2 receptors in rats
    Vasile Hefco
    Department of Physiology, Al I Cuza University, 6600 Iasi, Romania
    Eur J Pharmacol 474:227-32. 2003
    ..These results suggest that the antiamnesic effect of nicotine can result from an action at nicotinic receptors subtypes not blocked by chlorisondamine or at nonnicotinic receptors...
  16. ncbi request reprint Changes of some oxidative stress markers in the serum of patients with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease
    Manuela Padurariu
    Department of Biology, Gr T Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 700115 Iasi, Romania
    Neurosci Lett 469:6-10. 2010
    ..Moreover, some enzymatic markers of oxidative stress are similar in MCI and AD patients, suggesting that oxidative damage could be one important aspect for the onset of AD...
  17. ncbi request reprint Evidence of a plasmid-encoded oxidative xylose-catabolic pathway in Arthrobacter nicotinovorans pAO1
    Marius Mihasan
    Department of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, no 20 A, 700505 Iaşi, Romania
    Res Microbiol 164:22-30. 2013
    ..Based on analogies with other pentose degradation pathways, a putative xylose oxidative pathway similar to the Weimberg pathway is postulated...
  18. ncbi request reprint Attenuated effects of chitosan-capped gold nanoparticles on LPS-induced toxicity in laboratory rats
    Marius Stefan
    Department of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, B dul Carol I, no 11, Iasi, 700506, Romania
    Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl 33:550-6. 2013
    ..Our results suggest that the smaller size of chitosan-capped AuNP shows the protective effects against LPS-induced toxicity, suggesting a very high potential for biomedical applications...
  19. ncbi request reprint Enhanced antibacterial effect of silver nanoparticles obtained by electrochemical synthesis in poly(amide-hydroxyurethane) media
    Marius Stefan
    Faculty of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania
    J Mater Sci Mater Med 22:789-96. 2011
    ..The major mechanism responsible for the antibacterial effect probably consists in clusters formation and nanoparticles anchorage to the bacterial cell surface...
  20. ncbi request reprint Brain renin-angiotensin system in cognitive function: pre-clinical findings and implications for prevention and treatment of dementia
    Alin Ciobica
    Laboratory for Experimental and Applied Physiology, Romanian Academy, Iasi, Romania
    Acta Neurol Belg 109:171-80. 2009
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