Behavioral and Neurochemical Characteristics of Two Months Old WAG/Rij Rats with Genetic Absence Epilepsy

@article{Fedosova2015BehavioralAN,
  title={Behavioral and Neurochemical Characteristics of Two Months Old WAG/Rij Rats with Genetic Absence Epilepsy},
  author={Ekaterina Fedosova and K Y Sarkisova and V. S. Kudrin and Viktor B. Narkevich and Ara S. Bazyan},
  journal={Clinical and experimental neurology},
  year={2015},
  volume={3},
  pages={32-44}
}
WAG/Rij rats are genetic animal model of absence epilepsy with comorbidity of depression. The first spike-wave discharges (SWDs) in WAG/Rij rats begin to appear at the age of 2-3 months and are fully manifested by 5-6 months. Occurrence of SWDs in the EEG is the main index of absence epilepsy. Previously it has been shown that the extensive absence epilepsy in 5-6 months old WAG/Rij rats is accompanied by decrease of dopamine and its metabolites concentrations in the meso-cortico-limbic and… 
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