INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, cilt.118, ss.981-993, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
The aim of this study was to investigate neuron-specific enolase (NSE) immunoreactivity of the different brain regions after pentylenetetrazol (PTZ)- induced epileptic seizures in rats. Light microscopic examinations provided evidences for changes of neuronal activity after single and repeated seizures. The number of NSE (+) cells was well correlated with Nissl staining. The results suggest that NSE immunoreactivity may be a valuable marker for determination of the number of metabolically active neurons in different brain regions after single and repeated experimental seizures.