Increased amyloid precursor protein expression and serotonergic sprouting following excitotoxic lesion of the rat magnocellular nucleus basalis: neuroprotection by Ca(2+) antagonist nimodipine


In the present study plastic neural responses to N-methyl-D-aspartate-induced excitotoxic lesions and the neuroprotective effects of the L-type voltage-dependent Ca(2+) channel antagonist nimodipine were investigated in the rat magnocellular nucleus basalis. Assessment of spontaneous behaviour in the elevated plus maze and small open-field paradigms on day 5 and day 14 post-surgery indicated anxiety and persistent hypoactivity of N-methyl-D-aspartate-lesioned rats, as compared with sham-operated…

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