Gestational treatment of folic acid attenuates blood-brain barrier leakage in pregnant-and prepubertal rats after pentylenetetrazole-induced seizure


Seker F. B. , Yorulmaz H., Kaptan E. , Caglayan B., Oztas B.

NUTRITIONAL NEUROSCIENCE, vol.19, no.2, pp.55-62, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/1476830514y.0000000154
  • Title of Journal : NUTRITIONAL NEUROSCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-62
  • Keywords: Blood-brain barrier, Epilepsy, Folic acid, Glial fibrillary acidic protein, Pregnancy, IMPROVES ENDOTHELIAL FUNCTION, MOLECULAR PATHWAYS, FOLATE, PREVENTION, DAMAGE, 5-METHYLTETRAHYDROFOLATE, SUPPLEMENTATION, PERMEABILITY, CONSUMPTION, DYSFUNCTION

Abstract

Objectives: Folic acid (FA) is physiologically important in mammals and is a common vitamin supplement used during pregnancy and lactation. Numerous studies have reported that FA significantly improves endothelial function. The blood-brain barrier (BBB) plays an important role in maintaining the microenvironment required for neuronal function, but its unique structure is damaged by epileptic seizures. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential protective role of FA on BBB leakage, as well as on the reactive astrogliosis in pregnant rats and their prepubertal offspring during pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced epileptic seizure.