Article date: 1989/2/1
PubMed ID: 2536071
Journal name: Journal of neurochemistry (ISSN: 0022-3042)
Binding assays of [3H]muscimol and [3H]-flunitrazepam have been performed on brain homogenates of brainstem, cerebellum, and forebrain of genetically epileptic quaking (qk) mutant mice 20, 40, 70, and 90 days old and their corresponding controls of the same strain (C57BL/6J). The endogenous gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) content has been determined in various brain regions of 70-day-old qk and control mice. Finally, the behavioral effects of diazepam, of the mixed GABAA/GABAB receptor agonist progabide, and of the selective GABAB receptor agonist baclofen have been assessed in adult qk mutants. Our results strongly suggest a lack of involvement of GABAergic neurotransmission in the inherited epilepsy of the qk mutant mouse.
Author List: Caboche J, Mitrovic N, Le Saux F, Besson M J, Sauter A, Maurin Y
Publication Types: Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Substances mentioned in the article: Receptors, GABA-A; Muscimol; progabide; gamma-Aminobutyric Acid; Flunitrazepam; Diazepam;
Mesh terms: Aging/metabolism; Animals; Brain/metabolism; Brain Stem/metabolism; Cerebellum/metabolism; Diazepam/pharmacology; Diencephalon/metabolism; Epilepsy/genetics; Flunitrazepam/metabolism; Mice; Mice, Inbred C57BL; Mice, Quaking; Muscimol/metabolism; Receptors, GABA-A/metabolism; Telencephalon/metabolism; gamma-Aminobutyric Acid/analogs & derivatives;