Endogenous neurosteroid synthesis modulates seizure frequency

Courtney Lawrence, Brandon Scott Martin, Chengsan Sun, John Williamson, Jaideep Kapur

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Inhibitory neurosteroids, molecules generated in glia from circulating steroid hormones and de novo from cholesterol, keep seizures in check in epileptic animals. They can enhance inhibitory transmission mediated by gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors and have anticonvulsant action.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)689-693
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of neurology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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