Benzodiazepine receptors in rat brain are altered by adrenalectomy.

Abstract

The effects of adrenalectomy on benzodiazepine receptors in discrete regions of rat brain were examined using [3H]flunitrazepam as binding ligand. The concentration of benzodiazepine receptors was significantly increased by 25, 50 and 71% in hippocampus, striatum and hypothalamus, respectively, after adrenalectomy. In contrast, adrenalectomy did not affect… (More)

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