Journal article

The mGlu(2/3) agonist 2R,4R-4-aminopyrrolidine-2,4-dicarboxylate, is anti- and proconvulsant in DBA/2 mice.

RX Moldrich, A Talebi, PM Beart, AG Chapman, BS Meldrum

Neurosci Lett | Published : 2001


The anticonvulsant activity of the selective group II metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGlu) agonist 2R,4R-4-aminopyrrolidine-2,4-dicarboxylate (2R,4R-APDC) has been evaluated in chemoconvulsant and sound-induced models of epileptic seizures in DBA/2 mice. 2R,4R-APDC (> or =10 nmol, intracerebroventricularly (i.c.v.), -15 min) transiently reduced sound-induced seizure activity including clonic seizures to 40% of vehicle at 20 nmol (i.c.v.) and 30% of vehicle at 100 mg/kg (intraperitoneally (i.p.), -15 min). 2R,4R-APDC inhibited clonic seizures induced by the group III mGlu antagonist (R,S)-alpha-methylserine-O-phosphate (2.5 micromol, i.c.v.) when co-injected at 20-40 nmol and inhibited limb..

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