Effects of bilateral clamping of carotid arteries on hippocampal kindling in rats

Zuner A. Bortolotto, Christine Heim, Maria Sieklucka, Frank Block, Karl Heinz Sontag, Esper A. Cavalheiro

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Abstract

Moderate reduction of cerebral blood flow by bilateral clamping of carotid arteries (BCCA) in pentobarbital anaesthetized Wistar rats induces decreased PO2 and temperature values in vulnerable brain structures such as hippocampus and frontal cortex during the acute phase of clamping. Up to two weeks chronic increased GABA contents in hippocampus, substantia nigra and frontal cortex could be observed. During this time the development of hippocampal kindling was difficult. These results demonstrated an acute and chronic influence of GABA on most vulnerable brain structures which, however, do not lead to ischemic impacts as histological analyses demonstrate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667-671
Number of pages5
JournalPhysiology and Behavior
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1991

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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Bortolotto, Z. A., Heim, C., Sieklucka, M., Block, F., Sontag, K. H., & Cavalheiro, E. A. (1991). Effects of bilateral clamping of carotid arteries on hippocampal kindling in rats. Physiology and Behavior, 49(4), 667-671. https://doi.org/10.1016/0031-9384(91)90299-4