Ibotenic acid lesions of the basal forebrain cholinergic system retard amygdala kindling Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The effect of ibotenate lesions of septum and substantia innominata on electrical kindling of the amygdala was investigated in rats. The lesions significantly retarded kindling in the absence of a change in initial seizure sensitivity. This suggests that cholinergic neurotransmission can contribute to, but is not crucial for, amygdala kindling, and that a major component of the cholinergic circuitry involved in amygdala kindling may originate in the septum or substantia innominata or both.

publication date

  • May 1990