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1. Brief, high-frequency stimulation of the perforant path results in a long-term potentiation (l.t.p.) of the field response evoked in the dentate gyrus by single shocks to the perforant path. We have compared the magnitude and duration of l.t.p. in normal, anaesthetized rats with animals depleted of noradrenaline (NA), 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), or both.(More)
Long-term potentiation (LTP) of the excitatory synapses of the perforant path onto the granule cells of the fascia dentata was prevented, or greatly reduced in amount, by stimulation of the contralateral hilus, a source of the commissural afferents and an indirect source of granule cell inhibition. The LTP was reduced only when the onset of contralateral(More)
A benzodiazepine antagonist, Ro 15-1788, completely abolishes the sedative/ataxic effects of diazepam but, at the same dose (10 mg/kg, i.p.), it, like diazepam, slows the development of kindled seizures. This suggests that the anticonvulsant and sedative effects of benzodiazepines are mediated via different receptors and that Ro 15-1788 or similar compounds(More)
A benzodiazepine antagonist (Ro 15-1788) prevents the development of kindled seizures. CGS-8216, another benzodiazepine antagonist, prevents DMCM-induced seizures (indicating that CGS-8216 acts at a benzodiazepine receptor) but has no effect on kindling or kindled seizures. CGS-8216 prevents the anticonvulsant actions of Ro 15-1788 suggesting that Ro(More)
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