Total brain tissue sialic acid levels due to glutathione effect in experimental epilepsy

PENÇE S. , ERKUTLU İ., Kurtul N., Bosnak M., TAN Ü.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, vol.117, no.11, pp.1523-1535, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 117 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00207450601126384
  • Page Numbers: pp.1523-1535


Epilepsy can be described as a group of neurological disorders, characterized by recurrent episodes of convulsive seizures, loss of consciousness, sensory disturbances, abnormal behavior, or all of these. Altered glutathione metabolism in association with increased oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathogenesis of many diseases such as seizures. It is therefore reasonable to propose that sialic acid levels can be affected by this pathological state or, alternately, by seizures. The present study showed that the sialic acid levels were significantly different between the experimental groups as well as in the subgroup analysis. The results suggest that glutathione may have a neuroprotective effect by decreasing sialic acid levels in mice brain.