Elham Goudarzi , Mahmoud Elahdadi Salmani , Taghi Lashkarbolouki , Iran Goudarzi
Pharmacology Biochemistry Behavior - 130, , 77-83 - March, 2015
Publication year: 2015


Orexin has been shown to be involved in a number of physiological and behavioral processes including, feeding and metabolism, reward, nociception, and anxiety. Furthermore, orexin can cause increased neuronal excitability that gives rise to epileptic activity. The distribution of orexin receptor expression in the hippocampus, suggests a possible importance of orexin in the control of seizures in the temporal lobe epilepsy. Therefore, in this study, the effect of hippocampal orexin 1 and 2 receptors on seizure and glutamate and GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) contents was explored.