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[Effect of prolonged post-tetanic potentiation on the activity of mediator metabolism enzymes in the hippocampus of rabbits].

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Zhurnal vyssheĭ nervnoĭ deiatelnosti imeni I P Pavlova
Publication Date
Volume
31
Issue
2
Pages
378–386
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PMID: 7269788
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Medline

Abstract

The activity of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and monoaminoxidase (MAO) in the field CA3 of rabbit's hippocampus was studied with histochemical methods during prolonged posttetanic potentiation (PTP), evoked by short (20 s) low-frequency (20/s) stimulation of n. septo-fimbrialis. Studies were conducted 20 min (group I) and 60 min (group II) after tetanization. In the group I a decrease in AChE activity was observed, especially in str. pyramidale and in the adjacent region of str. oriens. In the group II AChE activity increased, mostly in the external part of str. radiatum. MAO activity increased in both animal groups. For the group I a low (r = 0,42), but significant (P less than 0.05) correlation between PTP value and change in response to AChE was discovered. The reduction of activity 20 min after tetanization may be due to non-specific effect of tetanization as such and to a relatively short posttetanic depression. The increase in MAO activity is interpreted as an indirect confirmation of the part of the monoaminoergic systems in stabilization of plastic rearrangements elicited by tetanization.

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