Chronic treatment with lithium chloride: reduced number of GABA receptors in frontal cortex of rat brain.

Article date: 1988/2/1

PubMed ID: 2832839

Journal name: Pharmacology & toxicology (ISSN: 0901-9928)


Chronic consumption of lithium leads to a significant decrease in GABA receptor binding in frontal cortex of rat brain with no change in the binding characteristics in the remaining part of the cortex and in the hippocampus. In conclusion, the effect of lithium on the muscimol receptor is brain region-specific and due to a change in the number of receptors rather than in the affinity constant.

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Author List: Hetmar O, Nielsen M

Publication Types: Journal Article

Substances mentioned in the article: Chlorides; Receptors, GABA-A; Muscimol; Lithium; Lithium Chloride;

Mesh terms: Animals; Chlorides/pharmacokinetics; Frontal Lobe/drug effects; Lithium/pharmacokinetics; Lithium Chloride; Male; Muscimol/metabolism; Rats; Rats, Inbred Strains; Receptors, GABA-A/metabolism;

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