Akiva Rabinowitz

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Allopregnanolone (ALLO, or 3α-hydroxy-5α-pregnan-20-one) is a steroid metabolite of progesterone and a potent endogenous positive allosteric modulator of GABA-A receptors. Systemic ALLO has been reported to impair spatial, but not nonspatial learning in the Morris water maze (MWM) and contextual memory in rodents. These cognitive effects suggest an(More)
An evaluation of cerebrospinal fluid and plasma beta-endorphin and cortisol levels was performed in 15 girls affected with classic Rett syndrome. There were no differences between the patient group and the control group in plasma cortisol and beta-endorphin levels. But in Rett syndrome, a significant increase in beta-endorphin was noted in the cerebrospinal(More)
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