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Dr Walter Wieczorek, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Basic Medical Sciences

email: w.wieczorek@qmul.ac.uk
Tel: +44 20 7882 5987

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Walter Wieczorek

Research Fellow (Grade IIA) Neuroscience, Queen Mary and Westfield College. (Permanent HEFCE funded post) July 1990- Dec 2003

Research Assistant, Dept. of Pharmacology, London Hospital Medical School.  1980 - 1990.

Technician (MLSO Grade 1) Dept. of Pharmacology, London Hospital Medical School.  1969 - 1980

PhD 1980

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Research

Key Publications

Stamford, J.A., Muscat, R., O'connor, J.J., Patel, J., Trout, S.J., Wieczorek, W.J., Kruk, Z.L. & Willner, P.  (1991).  Voltammetric evidence that subsensitivity to reward following chronic mild stress is associated with increased release of mesolimibic dopamine.  Psychopharmacology. 105, 275-285.

Muscat, R., Patel, J., Trout, S.J., Wieczorek, W. & Kruk, Z.L. (1993) Dissociation of the effects of amphetamine and quinpirole on dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens following behavioural sensitization: an ex vivo voltammetric study. Behavioural Pharmacology, 4, 411-418.

Wieczorek, W.J., & Kruk, Z.L.(1994). Differential action of (+)amphetamine on electrically evoked dopamine efflux from rat brain slices containing the caudate putamen and nucleus accumbens. Br. J. Pharmacol. 111, 829-836.

Wieczorek, W.J. & Kruk, Z.L. (1994). A quantitative comparison on the effects of benztropine, cocaine and nomifensine on electrically evoked dopamine overflow and rate of re-uptake in the caudate putamen and nucleus accumbens in the rat brain slice. Brain Res. 657, 42-50.

Wieczorek, W.J. & Kruk, Z.L. (1994).  Pharmacological characterisation of dopamine release in the core, shell and rostral pole of the nucleus accumbens in rat brain slices, using fast cyclic voltammetry. In Monitoring Molecules in Neuroscience. ed, Louilot, A., Durkin, T., Spampinato, U. & Cador, M. pp 103-104. Seignosse: Univ. Bordeaux.

Williams, J., Wieczorek, W.J., Kruk, Z.L. & Willner, P. (1995).  Parametric analysis of the effects of cocaine and cocaine pre-treatment on dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens measured by fast cyclic voltammetry. Brain Res. 678, 225-232

Wieczorek, W.J. & Kruk, Z.L. (1995). Influences of neuronal uptake and D2 autoreceptors on regulation of extracellular dopamine in the core, shell and rostral pole of the rat nucleus accumbens . Brain Res. 699, 171-182

Mahmoud M. Iravani, Daniel Asari, Jyoti Patel, Walter J. Wieczorek & Zygmunt L. Kruk.  (2000).  Direct effects of 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) on Serotonin or Dopamine release and uptake in the Caudate Putamen, Nucleus Accumbens, Substantia Nigra Pars Reticulata and the Dorsal Raphe Nucleus slices. Synapse 36, 275-285

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