Bianca Backofen-Wehrhahn

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Vigabatrin is a rationally developed antiepileptic drug, which acts by increasing GABA levels in the brain by irreversibly inhibiting GABA degradation. However, its clinical use in epilepsy is restricted by severe side effects, including vision loss, which is thought to be a consequence of drug exposure of the retina and nonepileptic brain regions. Targeted(More)
Neural transplantation of GABA-producing cells into key structures within seizure-suppressing circuits holds promise for medication-resistant epilepsy patients not eligible for resection of the epileptic focus. The substantia nigra pars reticulata (SNr), a basal ganglia output structure, is well known to modulate different seizure types. A recent(More)
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