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Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Kindling, featuring valuable summaries of the participants’ current cutting-edge research on the kindling of seizures and related phenomena in epilepsy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387243801
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 7/26/2005
  • Series: Advances in Behavioral Biology Series, #55
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Developmental temporal lobe epilepsy in amygdala kindled kittens : an update 1
2 Prenatal betamethasone exposure suppresses kindling epileptogenesis in immature rats 11
3 Development of kindling in immature fast and slow kindling rats 19
4 Neonatal heat-induced convulsions affect behaviours in neonatal, juvenile and adult rats 27
5 Experimental absence versus amygdaloid kindling 37
6 Pentylenetetrazol-induced kindling as a model of absence and convulsive forms of epilepsy 49
7 Sodium current properties in different models of epilepsy 61
8 Kindling the GABAergic phenotype of the glutamatergic granule cells 71
9 Hippocampal kindling and GABA[subscript B] receptor functions 81
10 Altered interaction between the entorhinal cortex and hippocampus in amygdala kindled rats 91
11 Nature and consequences of seizures originating in the brainstem 99
12 Involvement in the claustrum and ventromedial thalamus in epileptogenesis 115
13 From ultrastructure to networks : kindling-induced changes in neocortex 125
14 Kindling as a tool for studying the role of subcortical structures in limbic seizures 137
15 Kindling, epilepsy, and the plasticity of network synchronization 147
16 Electrophysiological and anatomical differences, behavioral comorbidities and gene expression in fast and slow kindling rat strains 171
17 Gene expression changes in kindling 181
18 A protemic approach to the molecular analysis of kindling 189
19 Amygdala metabotropic glutamate receptors and kindling 199
20 Induction of B[subscript 1] Bradykinin receptors in the kindled brain 209
21 Galanin and kindling 219
22 Kindling, neurotrophins and axon-guidance factors 229
23 Conditional deletion of TRKB prevents epileptogenesis in the kindling model 241
24 Neuropeptide Y and its receptors in kindling epileptogenesis 249
25 Contribution of pre kindling affective state to hemispheric differences in the effects on anxiety of basolateral amygdala kindling 263
26 Effects of kindling on spatial memory : characteristics and mechanisms 273
27 A potential role for the hippocampus in the expression of kindling-induced fear 285
28 Does inadvertent conditioning contribute to the major features of kindling? 295
29 Contingent tolerance and cross tolerance to anticonvulsant effects in amygdala-kindled seizures : mechanistic and clinical implications 305
30 Mechanisms of pharmacoresistance in the phenytoin-resistant kindled wistar rat 315
31 Development of new anticonvulsants using the kindling model 325
32 Cannabinoids and kindling 333
33 Low frequency sine wave stimulation decreases the incidence of kindled seizures 343
34 Predisposed susceptibility in primate epileptogenesis and anti-epileptogeneis 361
35 Natural history of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis : how does kindling compare with other commonly used animal models 371
36 Clinical evidence of epilepsy-related plasticity 385
37 Pathological sensitization of the dopamine system in experimental epileptogenesis : implication for the mechanism of epileptic psychosis 399
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