J M Breustedt

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The tetronic acid derivative losigamone is a new anticonvulsant drug with a mechanism of action that was previously unknown. The drug decreases the frequency of spontaneous action potentials and suppresses repetitive firing of neurons. Here we tested the hypothesis that losigamone suppresses the persistent Na+ current (I(NaP)) in hippocampal neurons of rat(More)
Epileptic syndromes frequently start at childhood and therefore it is crucial to test new anticonvulsants at immature stages of the nervous system. We compared the effects of the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) uptake inhibitor tiagabine [(R)-N-(4, 4-bis(3-methyl-2-thienyl)but)3-en-1-yl nipecotic acid] on low-Mg(2+)-induced epileptic discharges in brain(More)
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