Atipamezole, a specific alpha(2A) antagonist, suppresses spike-and-wave discharges and alters Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II in the thalamus of genetic absence epilepsy rats

YAVUZ M., AYDIN OMAY B., Carcak N. , Akman O., Raci Yananli H., Onat F.

EPILEPSIA, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/epi.16728
  • Title of Journal : EPILEPSIA


Objective The role of alpha(2A) adrenergic receptors (alpha(2A)ARs) in absence epilepsy is not well characterized. Therefore, we investigated the outcomes of the specific antagonism of alpha(2A)ARs on the spike-and-wave discharges (SWDs) in genetic absence epilepsy rats from Strasbourg (GAERSs), together with its influence on the behavior and second messenger systems, which may point to the mechanisms to which a possible SWD modulation can be related.