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Recurrent seizure activity induced during kindling has been reported to produce a functional synaptic reorganization of the mossy fibers in the hippocampus. To date, it is unclear whether this kindling-induced growth is secondary to decreases in hilar neuron density, which are presumed to reflect hilar neuronal cell loss, or whether it is related… (More)
Kindling is an animal model of human temporal lobe epilepsy in which excitability in limbic structures is permanently enhanced by repeated stimulations. Kindling also increases the expression of nerve growth factor, brain-derived neurotrophic factor, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor receptor messenger RNAs in both the hippocampus and cerebral cortex… (More)
Do seizures change the brain? Studies on the kindling model--a widely used animal model of epilepsy--suggest that they do. Dr. Racine, one of the pioneers in the kindling field, describes the basic phenomena of kindling, and discusses the possible roles of cell growth and cell death in this model.