Excitotoxic median raphe lesions aggravate working memory storage performance deficits caused by scopolamine infusion into the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus in the inhibitory avoidance task in rats


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Babar E., Melik E., Ozgunen T.

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH, cilt.35, ss.479-484, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1590/s0100-879x2002000400012
  • Dergi Adı: BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.479-484

Özet

The interactions between the median raphe nucleus (MRN) serotonergic system and the septohippocampal muscarinic cholinergic system in the modulation of immediate working memory storage performance were investigated. Rats with sham or ibotenic acid lesions of the MRN were bilaterally implanted with cannulae in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus and tested in a light/dark step-through inhibitory avoidance task in which response latency to enter the dark compartment immediately after the shock served as a measure of immediate working memory storage. MRN lesion per se did not alter response latency. Post-training intrahippocampal scopolamine infusion (2 and 4 mug/side) produced a more marked reduction in response latencies in the lesioned animals compared to the sham-lesioned rats. Results suggest that the immediate working memory storage performance is modulated by synergistic interactions between serotonergic projections of the MRN and the muscarinic cholinergic system of the hippocampus.