Postnatal treatment with ACTH-(4-9) analog ORG 2766 attenuates N-methyl-D-aspartate-induced excitotoxicity in rat nucleus basalis in adulthood

European journal of pharmacology

It has been reported that the ACTH-(4-9) analog H-Met(O(2))-Glu-His-Phe-D-Lys-Phe-OH (ORG 2766) administered in adulthood has trophic effects on neuronal tissue and when given postnatally, it can induce long-lasting changes in brain development. In the present study, we investigated whether early postnatal treatment with ORG 2766 affects adult neuronal vulnerability, i.e. the sensitivity of cholinergic neurons against excitotoxic damage. Wistar rat pups received injections of ORG 2766 or saline…

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