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Impaired executive functions in experimental model of temporal lobe epilepsy

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Ramos, Fabiane Ochai [1, 2] ; Rodrigues Carreiro, Luiz Renato [1] ; Scorza, Fulvio Alexandre [2] ; Cysneiros, Roberta Monterazzo [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Lab Neurobiol, Programa Posgrad Disturbios Desenvolvimento, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Escola Paulista Med, Dept Neurol & Neurocirurgia, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria; v. 74, n. 6, p. 470-477, JUN 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 2

Objective: The present study aimed to investigate cognitive and behavioural changes consistent with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD -like behavior in male Wistar rats with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Method: Male Wistar rats at 25 day of age were submitted to animal model of TLE by pilocarpine injection (350 mg/kg, ip) and a control group received saline 0.9%. The animals were continuously video monitored up to the end of experiments. The behavioural tests (open field, elevated plus maze and operant conditioning box) started from 60 days postnatal. Results: Animals with TLE exhibited elevated locomotor activity, reduced level of anxiety-related behavior, impulsivity and impaired visuospatial working memory. Conclusion: Taken as a whole, we concluded that animals with TLE exhibited some cognitive and behavioural changes consistent with ADHD-like behavior. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50680-2 - Multimodal investigation of epileptogenesis with emphasis in the implementation of new animal models and new tools
Grantee:Iscia Teresinha Lopes Cendes
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants