Zinaida Andreevna Tamarova, Ph.D.



Department of Brainstem Physiology

A.A.Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology

4 Bogomoletz Str., Kiev-24, 01024, Ukraine

Phone (380-44) 256-24-76;  FAX:  380 (44) 256-20-00

E-mail: tamar@serv.biph.kiev.ua




- Physiology of the brainstem and spinal cord.

- Mechanisms of synaptic transmission in the central nervous system.

- Activity of cortical neurons during carry out of different behavior reactions.

- Physiology of pain. 



            1968 – Ph.D. in biology, A.A. Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Kiev, Ukraine.

1962 - M.S in biology, Orenburg Teacher Institute, Russia.




2002, 2004-2005 - Visiting Scientist, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

1985             -  Senior Research Associate, Dep. Brainstem Physiology, 

                        A.A.Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, National Academy of 

                        Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine.

1981-1985   - Research Associate, A.A.Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology,

                        National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine.

1967-1981   - Research Associate, I.M. Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary

                        Physiology and Biochemistry, Academy of Sci, Leningrad, Russia.

1965-1967   - Research Associate, A.A.Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology,

                        National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine.

1962-1965   - Post Graduate Fellow, Department of Physiology, Moscow Teacher

                        Institute, Moscow, Russia.



Bronze medal of the Exhibition of national economy attainments, 1974

Bronze medal of the Exhibition of national economy attainments, 1978



Member of International Association on Pain Investigation

Member of Ukrainian Physiological Society



57 research papers in referred journals and 6 book chapters.


1.            Tamarova ZA, Lymans'kyĭ IuP, Kostiuk OI, Mitruzaeva VA, Lymans'ka LI. Action of red polarized light on the acupuncture point E-36 increases analgesic effect of corvitin. Fiziol Zh. 56(6): 48-54, 2010.

2.            Tamarova ZA, Limansky Y, Gulyar SA. Antinociceptive effects of color polarized light in animal with formalin test. Fiziol Zh., 55(3):81-93. 2009. link

3.            Lymans'kyĭ IuP, Bahats'ka OV, Hura OV, Nesin OM, Sushko BS, Tamarova ZA. [Influence of korvityn on somatic pain in mice of different genotypes.] Fiziol Zh., 54(4): 37-43, 2008. Ukrainian link

4.             Karayannidou A, Deliagina TG, Tamarova ZA, Sirota MG, Zelenin PV, Orlovsky GN, Beloozerova IN.  Influences of sensory input from the limbs on feline corticospinal neurons during postural responses. J. Physiol. (L.), 586(Pt 1): 247-263, 2008. PDF

5.            Tamarova ZA, Sirota MG, Orlovsky GN, Deliagina TG, Beloozerova IN. Role of GABAA inhibition in modulation the activity of pyramidal tract neurons during postural corrections. Eur. J. Neurosci., 25(5): 1484-1491, 2007. link (full text)

6.            Yudin YK, Tamarova ZA, Krishtal OA. Peripherally applied neuropeptide SF is equally algogenic in wild type and ASIC3-/- mice. Neurosci. Res., 55(4): 421-425, 2006. link

7.            Limansky YP, Tamarova ZA, Gulyar SA. Suppression of pain by exposure of acupuncture points to polarized light. Pain Res. Manag., 11(1): 49-57, 2006. link

8.            Chizhmakov I, Yudin Y, Mamenko N, Prudnikov I, Tamarova Z, Krishtal O. Opioids inhibit purinergic nociceptors in the sensory neurons and fibres of rat via a G protein-dependent mechanism. Neuropharmacology, 48(5): 639-647, 2005. link

9.            Tamarova ZA, Lymans'kyi IuP, Huliar SO. [Comparative testing of analgesia induced by polarized light and analgetics.] Fiziol Zh., 51(2): 57-64, 2005. Ukrainian. link

10.        Yudin EK, Grafova AA, Tamarova ZA, Krishtal OO.  Algogenic Peripheral Effects of RFа Peptides. Neirofiziologiya, 37(4): 347-351, 2005.

11.        Yudin EK, Grafova AA, Tamarova ZA, Krishtal OO.  Algogenic Peripheral Effects of RFа Peptides. Neirofiziologiya, 37(4) :347-351, 2005.

12.        Lymans'kyi IuP, Tamarova ZA, Lymans'ka LI, Kostiuk OI, Mitruzaieva VA. [Sensitivity to tonic pain and analgin in two lines of mice with knockout genotype.] Fiziol Zh.,50(5): 57-63, 2004. Ukrainian. link

13.        Yudin YK, Tamarova ZA, Ostrovskaya OI, Moroz LL, Krishtal OA. RFa-related peptides are algogenic: evidence in vitro and in vivo. Eur. J. Neurosci., 20(5): 1419-1423, 2004. link

14.        Lymans'kyi IuP, Tamarova ZA, Huliar SO. [Suppression of visceral pain by action of the low intensity polarized light on acupuncture antinociceptive points.] Fiziol Zh., 49(5): 43-51, 2003. Ukrainian. link

15.        Limansky YuP, Tamarova ZA, Gulyar SA, Bidkov EG.  [The  examination of the analgetic action of polarized light.] Fiziol. Zh.,  46(6): 105-111, 2000. Ukrainian. link

16.        Gulyar SA, Limansky YuP, Tamarova ZA.  [The influence of BIOPTRON-PAILER-LIGHT on experimental acute pain.] Zh. Practical doctor, Kiev, 2000(3): 46-49, 2000. Russian.

17.        Samosiuk IZ, Kulikovich IuN, Tamarova ZA, Samosiuk NI, Kazhanova AK. [Pain relief by low-intensity frequency-modulated millimeter waves acting on the acupuncture points] Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult., (4): 7-11, 2000. Russian. link

18.        Limansky YuP, Tamarova ZA, Bidkov EG, Kolbun ND. Suppression of mice nociceptive reaction by low-level microwave irradiation at acupuncture points. Neurophysiologiya/ Neurophysiology, 31(4): 318-322, 1999.

19.        Kulikovich YuN, Tamarova ZA. [Role of opiate receptors in analgesia induced by the action of low-intensive microwaves on the acupuncture point.] J. Medical. Perspective, 4(3), part.1: 9–14, 1999. Russian.

20.        Kulikovich YuN, Tamarova ZA. [Antinociceptive effect dependence of electromagnetic millimeter waves on frequency, intensity and time length.]  J. Med. Reabilitation, 17(1): 28-31, 1999. Russian.

21.        Dziak GV, Kulikovich YuN, Samosiuk ZA, Tamarova ZA. [Suppression of pain by low-intensive frequency modulated millimeter waves.] J. Medichni. Perspectivi, 4(1): 8-13, 1999. Russian.

22.        Limansky YuP, Tamarova ZA.  Possible mechanisms of analgetic action of the low intensive microwaves. Neurophysiologiya/Neurophysiology, 30(6): 439-441, 1999. Russian.

23.        Gulyar SA, Limansky YuP, Tamarova ZA, Bidkov EG. Analgetic effects of BIOPTRON-PAILER-light. J. Practical Doctor, Kiev, 1999(4): 21-23, 1999. Russian.

24.        Molokanova EA, Tamarova ZA.  The effects of dopamine and serotonin on rat dorsal root ganglion neurons:  an intracellular study. Neuroscience, 65(3): 859-867, 1995. link

25.        Molokanova EA, Tamarova ZA. [Electrophysiological characteristics of the neurons of rat isolated dorsal root ganglion and correlation between them.] Sensory Systems, 5(2): 28-36, 1991. Russian.

26.        Limansky YuP, Tamarova ZA, Piliyavsky AI, Oksamitny VN, Khasabov   SG, Bulgakova NV.  [The effect of creatine phosphate on reflex transmission in spinal cord in normal conditions and under hypoxia.] Voprosi Neurokhirurgii, 1990, 4, p.25-29, 1990. Russian. link

27.        Molokanova EA, Tamarova ZA. [Effect of oxytocin on rat dorsal root ganglia in vitro.] Neirofiziologiya, 21(3): 420-422, 1989. Russian. link

28.        Khasabov SG, Tamarova ZA. [Effect of serotonin on the background activity of neurons in the isolated spinal cord semisegment of the rat.] Neirofiziologiya, 21(3): 335-343, 1989. Russian. link

29.        Oksamitnyi VN, Tamarova ZA. [Effect of dopamine on the background and evoked activity of interneurons from isolated spinal cord segments of newborn rats.] Neirofiziologiya, 21(1): 7-16, 1989. Russian. link

30.        Molokanova EA, Tamarova ZA. The action of dopamine and serotonin on the cells of an isolated spinal cord ganglion of the rat. Neirofiziologiya, 21(5): 644-651, 1989. Russian. link

31.        Molokanova EA, Tamarova ZA.  Effect of vasopressin on the somatic membrane of spinal ganglion neurons. Neirofiziologiya /Neurophysiology, 20(6): 584-589, 1989. link

32.        Tamarova ZA. Effects of vasopressin and oxytocin on  dorsal root potentials in perfused spinal cord isolated from newborn rats. Neirofiziologiya/Neurophysiology, 20(6): 549-553, 1989. link

33.        Oksamitnyi VN, Tamarova ZA.  [Depolarizing action of dopamine on the endings of the primary afferent fibers of an isolated segment of the spinal cord in immature rats.] Neirofiziologiya, 19(6): 741-748, 1987. Russian. link

34.        Oksamitnyi VN, Tamarova ZA.  [Depolarizing action of dopamine on the motoneurons of an isolated segment of the spinal cord in immature rats.] Neirofiziologiya, 19(6): 735-741, 1987. Russian. link

35.        Khasabov SG, Tamarova ZA.  [Reactions of neurons of an isolated superfused segment of spinal cord in the immature rat to nociceptive stimulation of vessel-perfused extremity.] Neirofiziologiya, 18(4): 563-566, 1986. Russian. link

36.        Oksamitnyi VN, Tamarova ZA.  [The depressing effect of dopamine on the transmission of excitation in the isolated spinal cord of rats.] Neirofiziologiya, 18(5): 616-621, 1986. Russian. link

37.        Tamarova ZA. Effect of vasopressin and oxytocin on evoked dorsal horn cell activity in an isolated segment of spinal cord. Neurophysiology, 17(5): 456-461, 1985. link

38.        Tamarova ZA.  [Effect of vasopressin and oxytocin on the spontaneous activity of dorsal horn cells of the isolated spinal cord of immature rats.] Neirofiziologiya, 17(3): 314-320, 1985. Russian. link

39.        Adanina VO, Shapovalov AI, Shiriaev BI, Tamarova ZA. Tracing of motoneurones and primary afferent projections after intracellular staining with Lucifer Yellow: Dye-Coupling. Neuroscience,  9(2): 453-461, 1983. link

40.        Shapovalov AI, Shiriaev BI, Tamarova ZA.  Differential sensitivity of individual primary afferents to glutamic and gamma-aminobutyric acids in the amphibian spinal cord “in vitro”.  Exp. Brain Res., 49(1): 140-142 1983. link

41.        Motorina MV, Tamarova ZA, Shapovalov AI, Shiriaev BI. [Intracellular horseradish peroxidase injection study of connections between primary afferents and spinal cord motoneurons in the frog.] Neirofiziologiya, 14(1): 60-68, 1982. Russian. link

42.        Motorina MV, Tamarova ZA, Shapovalov AI, Shiriaev BI. [Distribution of the terminals of primary afferent fibers polysynaptically connected to motoneurons in the spinal cord in the frog.] Neirofiziologiya, 14(6): 615-621, 1982. Russian. link

43.        Tamarova ZA, Shapovalov AI, Shiriaev BI.  [Synaptic effects in the endings of individual primary afferent fibers mono- and polysynaptically connected to spinal motoneurons.] Fiziol. Zh. SSSR Im. IM Sechenova, 67(10): 1511-1520, 1981. Russian. link

44.        Radicheva NI, Tamarova ZA, Shapovalov AI, Shiriaev BI.  [Electrical activity of motoneurons of the vascularly perfused spinal cord of the kittens.] Fiziol. Zh. SSSR Im. IM Sechenova, 66(4): 489-496, 1980. Russian. link

45.        Shapovalov AI, Shiriaev BI, Tamarova ZA.  Synaptic activity in motoneurons of the immature cat spinal cord “in vitro”:  Effects of manganese and tetrodotoxin. Brain Res., 160(3): 524-528, 1979. link

46.        Tamarova ZA.  [Electrotonic excitatory postsynaptic potentials evoked by stimulation of ventral roots in motoneurons and Muller axons of Lampetra fluviatilis lampreys.] Zh Evol. Biokhim. Fiziol., 14(6): 581-588, 1978. Russian. link

47.        Tamarova ZA, Shapovalov AI, Shiriaev BI.  [Effect of magnesium, manganese ions and calcium deficiency on synaptic transmission in isolated rat spinal cord.] Neirofiziologiya, 10(5): 530-533, 1978. Russian. link

48.        Tamarova ZA.  [Excitatory postsynaptic potentials in the lumbar motor neurons of frogs induced by stimulation of muscle and cutaneous nerves.] Fiziol. Zh SSSR Im. IM Sechenova, 63(6): 806-813, 1977. Russian. link

49.        Tamarova ZA.  [The activity of rubrospinal neurons in Macaca mulatta monkeys.] Zh Evol. Biokhim. Fiziol., 12(1): 56-62, 1976. Russian. link

50.        Tamarova ZA, Shapovalov AI, Vyklicky L.  Projection of tooth pulp afferents in the brain stem of rhesus monkey. Brain Res., 64: 442-445, 1973. link

51.        Shapovalov AI, Karamjan OA, Tamarova ZA, Kurchavyi GG. Cerebello-rubrospinal effects on hindlimb motoneurons in the monkey. Brain Res., 47(1): 49-59, 1972. link

52.        Tamarova ZA, Shapovalov AI, Karamian OA, Kurchavyi GG.  [Corticopyramidal and corticoextrapyramidal synaptic influences on the   lumbar motoneurons of the monkey.] Neirofiziologiya, 4(6): 587-596, 1972. Russian. link

53.        Shapovalov AI, Karamian OA, Kurchavyi GG, Repina (Tamarova) ZA. Synaptic actions evoked from the red nucleus on the spinal alpha-motoneurons in the Rhesus monkey. Brain Res., 32: 325-348, 1971. link

54.        Shapovalov AI, Tamarova ZA, Karamian OA, Kurchavyi GG. [Reticulospinal and vestibulospinal synaptic effects on monkey lumbar motor neurons.] Neirofiziologiya, 3(4): 408-417, 1971. Russian. link

55.        Shapovalev AI, Kurchavyi GG, Karamjan OA, Repina (Tamarova) ZA. Extrapyramidal pathways with monosynaptic effects upon primate - motoneurons. Experientia, 27(5): 522-524, 1971. link

56.        Preobrazhenskii NN, Tamarova ZA. [Suprasegmentary control of the intraspinal pathways of viscero-motor reflexes.] Biull. Eksp. Biol. Med., 62(10): 3-7, 1966. Russian. link

57.        Preobrazhenskii NN, Tamarova ZA.  [Intersegmentary routes of the visceralmotor reflexes of the spinal cord.] Biull. Eksp. Biol. Med., 62(9): 3-8, 1966. Russian. link


Books and book chapters


1.      Gulyar SA, Limansky YuP, Tamarova ZA.  Pain and BIOPTRON: Treatment of pain syndromes by polarized light. ZEPTER, Kiev, 80p, 2000.

2.      Shapovalov AI, Shiriaev BI, Tamarova ZA.  Electrophysiological and Pharmacological Investigation of Superfused and Intraarterially Perfused Spinal Cord Preparations of the Kitten. In: Neurotransmitters Receptors.  Ed.  H.Yoshida, Y.Hagihara and S.Ebashi; Pergamon Press, Oxford and New York, 11 (2): 261-268, 1982.

3.      Limansky YuP, Tamarova ZA, Piliyavsky AI, Oxamitny VN, Khasabov SG,  Bulgakova NV. The effect of phosphocreatine on reflex transmission in spinal cord “in vivo” and “in vitro”. In: Cardioprotection with phosphocreatine in cardiology and cardiac surgery. Pavia, Italy. 105-120, 1989.

4.      Shapovalov AI, Shiriaev BI, Tamarova ZA. A Study of Neuronal Activity of Mammalian Superfused or Intra-arterially Perfused CNS Preparations. In: Electrophysiology of Isolated Mammalian CNS Preparation, Ed. by G.A. Kerkut and H.V. Whead, Academic Press, London, 367-394, 1981.

5.      Tamarova ZA. [Intraspinal pathways transmitting visceral afferent influences to lumbar motoneurons.] In: Central mechanisms of the Vegetative nerve system. Erevan, 360-369, 1969. Russian.

6.      Kostiyk PG, Preobrazhensky NN, Tamarova ZA. [Electrophysiological   investigation of the specific and nonspecific interoceptiv synaptic influences on the spinal motoneurons.] In: Contemporaneous problems of the central nervous system electrophysiology, Moskow, 168-180, 1967. Russian.