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      Effects of RU 486 on Hippocampal Slice Electrophysiology in Normal and Adrenalectomized BALB/c Mice

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          Modulation of the electrophysiological properties (amplitude, latency, paired-pulse facilitation) of the CA<sub>1</sub> hippocampal field by different concentrations of RU 486 was studied in hippocampal slice preparations from normal (sham) and adrenalectomized BALB/c mice. In the sham group as well as in the adrenalectomized group, RU 486 had no effect with the lower concentrations used (0.05 and 0.5 n M), but produced a decrease in the population spike amplitude for the higher concentrations used (5 and 50 n M). This decrease was delayed and sustained. Combined application of RU 486 at 5 n M and corticosterone at 0.5 or 5 nM displayed an excitatory effect, but no inhibitory effect. Combined application of RU 486 and dexamethasone showed no significant effect. These results are related to the antagonist and agonist properties of RU 486 and to the different steroid receptor systems in the hippocampus.

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          Journal
          NEN
          Neuroendocrinology
          10.1159/issn.0028-3835
          Neuroendocrinology
          S. Karger AG
          0028-3835
          1423-0194
          1989
          1989
          02 April 2008
          : 49
          : 2
          : 120-124
          Affiliations
          Department of Behavioral Neurobiology, CNRS U.A. 372, University of Provence, Marseille, France
          Article
          125102 Neuroendocrinology 1989;49:120–124
          10.1159/000125102
          2725834
          © 1989 S. Karger AG, Basel

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