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Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 2006 Nov-Dec;56(6):782-7.

[Effect of furosemide on changes in the rat behavior produced by intrastriatal GABA or picrotoxin microinjections].

[Article in Russian]


It was shown in chronic rat experiments that multiple microinjections of furosemide into the rostral region of the neostriatum facilitated avoidance conditioning in a shuttle box and prevented from GABA-induced deviant freezing, but did not abolish the choreic hyperkinesis produced by picrotoxine (GABA-A receptors antagonist) intrastriatal microinjections. Simultaneous microinjections of furosemide and picrotoxine into the neostriatum increased differences in parameters of picrotoxine-induced hyperkinesis between rat groups capable and incapable (extinct reflex) for conditioned avoidance. These findings point to a certain correlation between the intensity of hyperkinesis, capability for acquisition and realization of avoidance conditioning, and activity of neostriatal neurotransmitter systems involved in neuronal homeostasis. The findings suggest an involvement of neostriatal GABAergic system in conditioning and organization of free locomotor behavioral acts.

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