Effect of Pre-Treatment with Acetaminophen on Hippocampal Oxidative, Inflammatory, and Apoptotic Parameters in PTZ-Induced Acute Seizure Mice Model

Karabulut S. , Taşkıran A. Ş.

Neurochemical Journal, cilt.15, sa.1, ss.79-85, 2021 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2021
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1134/s1819712421010050
  • Dergi Adı: Neurochemical Journal
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.79-85


The current investigation aimed to determine the effects of pre-treatment of acetaminophen on seizure susceptibility and expressions of hippocampal oxidative-nitrosative stress and inflammatory markers after exposure to pentylenetetrazole administration in a mouse model. The seizure symptoms of pentylenetetrazole-treated mice were assessed using Racine classification and latency to first myoclonic jerk. Then, several parameters including TAS, TOS, NO, TNF-α, caspase-3, GABA, and glutamate levels were quantitated by commercial kits. The pre-treatment of acetaminophen significantly suppressed pentylenetetrazol-induced seizures. Also, it significantly increased the TAS and GABA values and significantly decreased the TOS, NO, TNF-α, caspase-3, and glutamate values in the hippocampus. These findings are indicative of the antiseizure potential of pre-treatment with acetaminophen in the pentylenetetrazole-induced acute seizure model of epilepsy. This effect may be due to its impact on antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-apoptotic pathways.