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KISS, Péter

KISS, Péter

M.D., Ph.D., Dr. Habil.

associate professor

Department of Anatomy

Telefon: 31407

Supervisor of the following TDK topics

Supervisor: KISS, Péter

Co-supervisor: Dr. HORVÁTH, Gábor

Nowadays enriched environment is a frequently investigated topic. Based on a review released in 2009: in the future, environmental enrichment could be an emphasized-strategy as a widely used therapeutic intervention or could work as a combination together with other neuroprotective strategies. Based on the previously mentioned points further examination of environmental enrichment is necessary. It is already confirmed that enriched environment increases the synaptic plasticity and neurogenesis, increases the number of dendritic spines and stimulates the expression of neurotrophic factors. It also positively affects the cognitive functions. For this experiment we made a dynamically changing playground for the animals. Several studies prove that enriched environment could help in lesions not only newborn and childhood ages, but adulthood as well. In toxic, hypoxic and traumatic models the positive effects of the environmental enrichment already described. We will use different animal models to follow up how long does environmental enrichment last for as a reserve capacity of central nervous system in case of lesions and how can it modify the effects of well-known neuroprotective agents.

Supervisor: KISS, Péter

The pre- and perinatal periods are the crucial points of ontogeny during which the developing fetus and later the newborn may be exposed to several harmful stimuli. Our research group investigate the consequences of, maybe the two most commonly occur harmful impacts, smoking and stress during pregnancy on the early neurobehavioral development of rat pups. The examination follow the appearance or disappearance of physical signs and neurological reflexes of the newborn pups during the first three weeks of life. Nowdays we can get a closer look inside the molecular background of smoking and stress-effect, therefore histological processes are also included in the investigation.