Effects of levetiracetam on blood-brain barrier disturbances following hyperthermia-induced seizures in rats with cortical dysplasia

Ahishali B. , Kaya M., Orhan N. , Arican N. , Ekizoglu O. , Elmas I. , ...More

LIFE SCIENCES, vol.87, pp.609-619, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 87
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.lfs.2010.09.014
  • Title of Journal : LIFE SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.609-619


Aims: The mechanisms underlying the changes in blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity and the generation of seizures in childhood associated with preexisting brain lesions like cortical dysplasia (CD) are poorly understood. We investigated the effects of levetiracetam (LEV) on BBB integrity and the survival during hyperthermic seizures in rats with CD.