Professor Vija  KLUSA
see also V.KLUSHA)

Department of Pharmacology,
Faculty of Medicine
University of Latvia

1A, Sarlotes St.
Riga LV 1001

Phone: +371  9276263
Fax: +371 7 366306

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Born: September 5, 1940, Riga, Latvia


Brief Description of Main Research:

Present studies: Functional role of melanocortins   and their receptor-mediated behaviour.
Amino acid containing 1,4-dihydropyridines as neuroprotectors and memory improving substances.
Search for cell protectants in anti-HIV drug-induced cardio- , neuro- and hepatopathies.

The early 90th : Immunopeptide thymopentin as a novel neuroregulatory peptide

The 80th: Peptide and protein fragments and their linear and cyclic analogues as neuroimmunomodulators

The 70th: peptides (angiotensin, bradykinin, thyroliberin), their structure-activity relationships

1974-1990: Supervisor of screening programmes on new drug studies at the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis

The 60th: Studies on new N-cholinergic compounds, myorelaxanty Dioxonium.


Languages: Latvian, English, Russian


-  Psychopharmacology, Laboratory of Pharmacology, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis,1968
Vasoactive peptide pharmacology, Institute of Physiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, 1978
Stress pharmacology, Institute for Drug Research, Germany Academy of Sciences, Berlin, 1984
Memory pharmacology, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czechoslovakian Academy of  Science, Prague, 1990
Peptide neurochemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden, 1992


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Married, one son Andris, two grand-children (Linda and Karlis)


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