Frank Schottler

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Hippocampal long-term potentiation (LTP) is a remarkably stable facilitation of synaptic responses resulting from very brief trains of high-frequency stimulation. Because of its persistence and modest induction conditions, LTP represents a promising candidate for a substrate of memory. Some progress has been made in localizing the changes responsible for(More)
PURPOSE Misplaced (heterotopic) cortical neurons are a common feature of developmental epilepsies. To better understand seizure disorders associated with cortical heterotopia, the sites of aberrant discharge activity were investigated in vivo and in vitro in a seizure-prone mutant rat (tish) exhibiting subcortical band heterotopia. METHODS Depth electrode(More)
Malformations of the human neocortex are commonly associated with developmental delays, mental retardation, and epilepsy. This study describes a novel neurologically mutant rat exhibiting a forebrain anomaly resembling the human neuronal migration disorder of double cortex. This mutant displays a telencephalic internal structural heterotopia (tish) that is(More)
Abstract Single-unit recording of layer II-III cells in olfactory (piriform) cortex was performed on awake, unrestrained rats actively engaged in learning novel odors in an olfactory discrimination task. Five of the 67 cells tested had very brief monophasic action potentials and high spontaneous firing rates (30-80 Hz); it is suggested that these units were(More)
Four experiments were conducted to characterize the role of primary and secondary olfactory projection areas (piriform cortex and dorsomedial thalamic nucleus (DMN] in olfactory information processing. Rats had to learn to discriminate between odors that were simultaneously released from different arms of an automated olfactory maze. When standard training(More)
The propensity of neurons to undergo profound and precipitous depolarization is believed to contribute to their characteristic vulnerability to hypoxic injury. The length of time a neuron spends in a depolarized state following hypoxic depolarization (HD) is a critical determinant of the extent of irreversible cell damage. It is less clear, however, what(More)
Injections of leupeptin (a thiol proteinase inhibitor) or chloroquine (a general lysosomal enzyme inhibitor) into the brains of young rats induced the formation of lysosome-associated granular aggregates (dense bodies) which closely resembled the ceroid-lipofuscin that accumulates in certain disease states and during aging. The dense material increased in a(More)
OBJECT The management of intractable epilepsy remains a challenge, despite advances in its surgical and nonsurgical treatment. The identification of low-risk, low-cost therapeutic strategies that lead to improved outcome is therefore an important ongoing goal of basic and clinical research. Single-dose focal ionizing beam radiation delivered at(More)