Journal article

Inhibitory neuronal changes following a mixed diffuse-focal model of traumatic brain injury

Simone F Carron, Mujun Sun, Sandy R Shultz, Ramesh Rajan

JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE NEUROLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in excitation: inhibition imbalance, as well as a range of chronic neurological deficits. However, how TBI affects different interneurons, and how this relates to behavioral abnormalities, remains poorly understood. This study examined the effects of a mixed diffuse-focal model of TBI, the lateral fluid percussion injury (LFPI), on interneurons, 8 weeks post-TBI in rats. Brains were labeled with antibodies against calbindin, parvalbumin, calretinin, neuropeptide Y, and somatostatin, and the number of interneurons were assessed in the cortex and hippocampus following LFPI. LFPI caused a reduction in the numbers of interneurons mediating both perisomatic..

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