Regional changes of tissue pH and ATP content in rat brain following systemic administration of kainic acid.


Regional metabolic alterations induced by systemic administration of kainic acid were investigated in rat brains. The histochemical study revealed that an acidic pH shift preceded an ATP decrease in the limbic structures. In the hippocampal Ammon's horn, it was noted that a selective decrease of ATP occurred in the dendritic subfield, such as the stratum… (More)