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It has been known that susceptibility to some types of epilepsy is affected by sex. In addition, the role of NO in epileptogenesis is still unclear; NO has been suggested to be either an anticonvulsive or a proconvulsive agent. In an attempt to elucidate both the role of NO and sex differences in sensitivity to seizures, male and female Wistar rats were(More)
The authors' previous studies have shown that in nicotine-induced seizures sensitivity was decreased and blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption was prevented as a consequence of nicotine pretreatment. This study aimed to investigate the possible protective actions of nicotine on cerebrovascular permeability and seizures induced by pentylentetrazol (PTZ)(More)
Recombinant human erythropoietin (r-Hu EPO) has been shown to exert neuroprotection in ischemic, excitotoxicity, trauma, convulsions and neurodegenerative disorders. Blood-brain barrier (BBB) leakage plays a role in the pathogenesis of many pathological states of the brain including neurodegenerative disorders. This study aimed to investigate the effects of(More)
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