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06 May 2018 : Animal Research  

Corilagin Reduces the Frequency of Seizures and Improves Cognitive Function in a Rat Model of Chronic Epilepsy

Xue Yu1ABEF, Tao Zhou1ACD, Heng Yu1CDF, Li-ying Chang1DEF, Ling-li Wei2ABCEF*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.906509

Med Sci Monit 2018; 24: ANS2832-2840


BACKGROUND: Worldwide, epilepsy is an important chronic neurological condition. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of corilagin, an ellagitannin extracted from medicinal plants, on the frequency of seizures and cognitive function in a rat model of chronic epilepsy.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Chronic epilepsy was induced in male Wistar rats by intraperitoneal (IP) injection of pentylenetetrazol (PTZ) for 36 days. Corilagin, 10 mg/kg and 20 mg/kg, was injected IP into treated rats, 24 days before the start of PTZ treatment, until the end of the protocol. The effects of corilagin were assessed by the pattern of epileptic seizures; cognitive function was assessed using the Morris water maze (MWM) navigation test. The mechanism of action of corilagin was investigated by measuring cytokine levels and oxidative stress parameters, including reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and carbonic anhydrase inhibitory (CAI) activity. Histological analysis of fixed brain tissue sections included cresyl violet acetate staining (Nissl staining) for Nissl substance in the neuronal cytoplasm.

RESULTS: The corilagin-treated rats, compared with the control group, showed a significantly lower rate of epileptic events, improved cognitive function, reduced level of cytokines, reduced ROS production reduced CAI activity in the brain tissues (P<0.01). Histology of the rat brain tissues study showed that corilagin treatment maintained the neuronal cellular structure and number of surviving cells compared with the control group of rats.

CONCLUSIONS: The findings of this study showed that corilagin reduced the frequency of seizures and improved the cognitive function in a rat model of chronic epilepsy.

Keywords: Cytokines, epilepsia partialis continua, Neurologic Manifestations

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