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Main Title Experiential Factors in the Expression of Hypermotility Produced by Intradentate Colchicine: Lack of Effect of GM1 Ganglioside on Colchicine-Induced Loss of Granule Cells and Mossy Fibers (Journal Version).
Author Tilson, H. A. ; Harry, G. J. ; Nanry, K. ; Rogers, B. ; Peterson, J. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;National Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC. ;North Carolina Univ. at Chapel Hill.
Publisher c1987
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/J-87/429;
Stock Number PB89-105985
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Colchicine ; Hippocampus ; G(M1) ganglioside ; Motor activity ; Animal behavior ; Laboratory animals ; Alkaloids ; Pathology ; Nerve fibers ; Reprints ;
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NTIS  PB89-105985 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Adult, male Fischer-344 rats were given bilateral injections of 2.5 microgram colchicine or artificial cerebrospinal fluid into caudal and rostral sites of the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus. One group of rats received 21 consecutive daily injections of 20 mg/kg GM1 gangliosides, i.p., beginning the day prior to surgery. Another group received saline. Colchicine-induced hypermotility was not seen in animals repeatedly handled 21 days after surgery, in spite of significant decreases in granule cell number and decreases in the volume of hippocampal mossy fibers. Pretreatment with GM1 had no effect on behavior and it did not protect against the hippocampal damage produced by colchicine. Rats given colchicine, but not handled for 21 days, showed significant hypermotility, which was associated with decreases in hippocampal granule cells. These data underscore the importance of handling in post lesion functional recovery. (Copyright (c) 1987 Alan R. Liss, Inc.)