Butyrylcholinesterase fluctuation in male albino rats with intracerebroventricular injection of gamma aminobutyric acid, muscimol, and picrotoxin.

Article date: 1990/1/1

PubMed ID: 2323158

Journal name: Clinical physiology and biochemistry (ISSN: 0252-1164)


The effects of intracerebroventricular injection of gamma-Aminobutyric acid, muscimol, or picrotoxin have been studied on butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) activities in the serum and several hypothalamic nuclei using biochemical, histochemical, and cytophotometric techniques, respectively. The blood samples were withdrawn from indwelling catheters in jugular vein 1, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, and 120 min after injection of the drugs. Biochemical estimations demonstrated a significant inhibition of BuChE after GABA and muscimol injections, whereas a pronounced stimulation of BuChE was observed after injection of picrotoxin. The peak changes were observed within 30 min of drug injection. Cytophotometric studies have appeared to dovetail the biochemical findings. Only a marginal decrease was observed after injection of GABA in all nuclei, while muscimol induced a very conspicuous decrease of BuChE. On the contrary, intracerebroventricularly administered picrotoxin markedly increased the levels of BuChE activity. Thus it could be concluded that probably GABA and muscimol along with picrotoxin appear to alter BuChE.

Author List: Rattan A K, Dhatt R K, Mangat H K

Publication Types: Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Substances mentioned in the article: Picrotoxin; Muscimol; gamma-Aminobutyric Acid; Butyrylcholinesterase; Cholinesterases;

Mesh terms: Animals; Butyrylcholinesterase/blood; Cholinesterases/metabolism; Hypothalamus/enzymology; Injections, Intraventricular; Male; Muscimol/administration & dosage; Picrotoxin/administration & dosage; Rats; Rats, Inbred Strains; gamma-Aminobutyric Acid/administration & dosage;

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