Minako Osonoe

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The effects of intraperitoneal NG-methyl-L-arginine and N omega-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester, specific inhibitors of nitric oxide (NO) synthase, were examined on the pentylenetetrazol (PTZ)-induced seizures in rats. The incidence and latency for the onset of myoclonic jerks, clonic seizures, and tonic generalized extension were observed as specific(More)
To elucidate the possible roles of the caudate-putamen (CP) on the development of amygdala (AM) kindling and AM-kindled seizures, the bilateral CP were destroyed by intra-CP injection of ibotenic acid (0.5 or 1.0 microg per side) before the AM kindling or after completion of the AM kindling. Prior destruction of the CP, especially by 0.5 microg ibotenic(More)
N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) is an agonist of NMDA receptors and 3-(2-carboxypiperazine-4-yl)propyl-1-phosphonic acid (CPP) is an NMDA receptor antagonist. NMDA (1 or 2 nmol per side) or CPP (2.5 or 10 nmol per side) was injected into the bilateral caudate-putamen of amygdaloid-kindled rats. In addition, CPP (10 nmol) was ipsilaterally or contralaterally(More)
The hippocampal granule cells receive major inputs via the perforant path from other limbic structures such as the amygdala (AM). In this study, we examined Sprague-Dawley (SD) and Wistar rats, the effect of bilateral destructions of the hippocampal granule cells on the process of AM kindling and kindled AM seizures after completion of kindling. The granule(More)
We produced limbic status epilepticus in rats by injecting a combination of dibutyryl-cAMP (db-cAMP) and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) into the amygdala (AM). Thirty minutes after intra-AM db-cAMP/EDTA injection, thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) was administered intravenously or intracerebroventricularly. Intravenous TRH (3, 25, 50 mg/kg)(More)
gamma-D-glutamylaminomethylsulphonic acid (GAMS), a preferential antagonist of non-NMDA receptors (kainate and quisqualate receptors), was injected into the kindled amygdala (AM) of rats. When the kindled AM was stimulated at the previously established generalized seizure triggering threshold (GST) one hour after the GAMS (1 or 2 mumol) injection,(More)
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