Electroshock effects on brain protein synthesis: Relation to brain seizures and retrograde amnesia

Carl W. Cotman, Gary Banker, Steven F. Zornetzer, James L. Mcgaugh

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The effects of electroshock on brain seizure activity and brain protein synthesis were studied in male mice. A significant but short-lasting inhibition of brain protein synthesis and an increase in the amount of free leucine were produced by electroshock at intensities above the brain seizure threshold. Electroshock at intensities below the brain seizure threshold did not affect brain protein synthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)454-456
Number of pages3
Issue number3995
StatePublished - Jan 1 1971


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