Anxiolytic-like effect of the GABA-transaminase inhibitor vigabatrin (gamma-vinyl GABA) on rat exploratory activity.


Vigabatrin (gamma-vinyl GABA, GVG) is an irreversible inhibitor of GABA-transaminase (GABA-T). This study addressed the question of whether or not the inhibition of GABA-T has an anxiolytic effect in rats. Diazepam (1.5 mg/kg) and GVG (50 and 500 mg/kg) increased the tendency of rats to explore in the elevated plus-maze test, whereas the effect of general… (More)