Topiramate modulates hippocampus NMDA receptors via brain Ca2+ homeostasis in pentylentetrazol-induced epilepsy of rats

Yilmaz M., NAZIROĞLU M., KUTLUHAN S., Yilmaz N., YÜREKLİ V. A. , Vural H.

JOURNAL OF RECEPTORS AND SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION, vol.31, no.2, pp.173-179, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Increase in neuronal Ca2+, activation of hippocampus N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) and defects in enzymes such as brain cortex microsomal membrane Ca2+-ATPase (MMCA) are thought to play a role in epilepsy. Topiramate (TOP) is a novel drug with broad antiepileptic effect, and its effect on brain cortex MMCA is not known. We investigated effects of TOP on pentylentetrazol (PTZ)-induced MMCA activity and NMDAR subunits in rat brain.