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2009 | 69 | 3 |
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Nitric oxide synthesis inhibitor increases severity of homocysteine-induced seizures in adult rats

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Homocysteine, endogenous sulphur – containing amino acid, displays neuroexcitatory effects and acts as a convulsant agent by still unclear mechanisms. Reported results on the role of nitric oxide (NO) in epileptogenesis are highly contradictory. NO levels could be decreased by N-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME), an inhibitor of enzyme NO synthase (NOS). The aim of the current study was to examine the effects of L-NAME on seizure susceptibility induced by subconvulsive dose of D,L homocysteine – thiolactone (HCT) in rats. Adult male Wistar albino rats were intraperitoneally (i.p.) treated with HCT 5.5 mmol/kg and observed for seizure behavioral manifestations during next 90 min. Increasing doses of L-NAME (200, 500 and 700 mg/kg, i.p., n=6, 7 and 8, respectively) or saline (n=9) were injected 30 min prior to HCT administration. Seizure episode severity was assessed using descriptive rating scale with four grades. L-NAME in doses of 500 and 700 mg/kg signifi cantly increased severity of homocysteine seizures (P<0.05) when compared with saline –injected rats. The lowest applied dose of L-NAME (200 mg/kg) had no statistically signifi cant effect on severity of seizures induced by HCT. Based on these results it cold be concluded that L-NAME, NOS inhibitor, potentiates convulsive properties of HCT.
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69
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3
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p.319-320
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  • Laboratory of Neurophysiology, Institute of Medical Physiology Richard Burian, Belgrade University School of Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Laboratory of Neurophysiology, Institute of Medical Physiology Richard Burian, Belgrade University School of Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia
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  • Department of Medical Sciences SASA, Belgrade, Serbia
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  • Laboratory of Neurophysiology, Institute of Medical Physiology Richard Burian, Belgrade University School of Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Laboratory of Neurophysiology, Institute of Medical Physiology Richard Burian, Belgrade University School of Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia
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