Susana S. Pires

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Female Wistar rats and Wistar audiogenic rats (WARs) were used to investigate the potential roles of prolactin (PRL) and progesterone in the modulation of seizure expression. Animals were screened for seizure severity in both groups. All WARs at least displayed tonic-clonic convulsions followed by clonic spasms (TC) whereas none of the Wistar rats displayed(More)
Melanopsin (OPN4) is a retinal photopigment that mediates a wide range of non-image-forming (NIF) responses to light including circadian entrainment, sleep induction, the pupillary light response (PLR), and negative masking of locomotor behavior (the acute suppression of activity in response to light). How these diverse NIF responses can all be mediated by(More)
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