Evaluation of GAD67 immunoreactivity in the region of substantia nigra pars reticulata in resistance to development of convulsive seizure in genetic absence epilepsy rats


Gulcebi M., Akman O., Carcak N. , Karamahmutoglu T., ONAT F.

NORTHERN CLINICS OF ISTANBUL, vol.3, no.3, pp.161-167, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/nci.2016.16056
  • Title of Journal : NORTHERN CLINICS OF ISTANBUL
  • Page Numbers: pp.161-167

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Nonconvulsive absence epilepsy and convulsive epilepsy seizures are rarely seen in the same patient. It has been demonstrated that there is a resistance to development of convulsive seizures in genetic absence epilepsy models. The present study investigated glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) immunoreactivity in the brain region related to the interaction of these two seizure types, namely substantia nigra pars reticulata (SNR) subregions, SNRantenor and SNRpostenor.