Hippocampal excitability increases during the estrous cycle in the rat: a potential role for brain-derived neurotrophic factor.

@article{Scharfman2003HippocampalEI,
  title={Hippocampal excitability increases during the estrous cycle in the rat: a potential role for brain-derived neurotrophic factor.},
  author={Helen E Scharfman and Thomas C Mercurio and Jeffrey H. Goodman and Marlene A. Wilson and Neil J Maclusky},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 37},
  pages={11641-52}
}
To test the hypothesis that induction of BDNF may contribute to changes in hippocampal excitability occurring during the female reproductive cycle, we examined the distribution of BDNF immunoreactivity and changes in CA1 and CA3 electrophysiology across the estrous cycle in rats. Hippocampal BDNF immunoreactivity increased on the day of proestrus as well as… CONTINUE READING