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The effects of quercetin on the gene expression of the GABAA receptor a5 subunit gene in a mouse model of kainic acid-induced seizure

Moghbelinejad, Sahar and Alizadeh, Safar Ali and Mohammadi, Ghazaleh and Khodabandehloo, Fatemeh and Rashvand, Zahra and Najafipour, Reza and Nassiri-Asl, Marjan (2016) The effects of quercetin on the gene expression of the GABAA receptor a5 subunit gene in a mouse model of kainic acid-induced seizure. J Physiol Sci.

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Abstract

Abstract The flavonoid quercetin has recently been reported to have neuroprotective effects, and the role of the gamma-aminobutyric acid A alpha 5 subunit (GABAA a5) receptor has been determined in some nervous system disorders. The aim of this study was to identify the molecular mechanism of the effect of quercetin administered at anticonvulsive doses on the expression of the GABAA a5 receptor gene in kainic acid (KA)-induced seizures in mice. The experimental animals were divided into four groups: control, KA, and KA ? quercetin at 50 or 100 mg/kg, respectively. The results showed a dose-dependent reduction in the behavioral seizure score with quercetin pre-treatment in the KA mouse model. Two hours after the end of the 7-day treatment regimen, expression of the GABAA a5 receptor gene in the hippocampus was found to be increased in the KA group, but this increase was reduced in the KA ? quercetin 50 or 100 mg/kg treatment groups. These results suggest that expression of the GABAA a5 receptor could be a mechanism for reducing seizure severity or may be a marker of seizure severity. Further studies are necessary to clarify quercetin’s mechanism of action and the relation of GABAA a5 receptor gene expression to seizure severity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: University Portal > research center > camr
Depositing User: pr Camr research
Date Deposited: 30 May 2018 07:36
Last Modified: 30 May 2018 07:36
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7639

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