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Medial septal cholinergic neurons modulate isoflurane anesthesia.

Tai SK, Ma J, Leung LS (2014) Medial septal cholinergic neurons modulate isoflurane anesthesia. Anesthesiology 120(2):392-402. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e3182a7cab6

Summary: General anesthesia is associated with a decrease in cholinergic function. This work examines the effect of volatile anesthetics such as isoflurane or ketamine in the context of cholinergic depletion. Rats received 105-ng bilateral injections of 192-IgG-SAP (Cat. #IT-01) into the medial septum. Anesthetic effects were evaluated using a loss of righting reflex test. There was no difference between lesioned and control groups in the response to ketamine. When treated with isoflurane, lesioned animals were affected for longer periods of time, and hippocampal response was reduced. The results suggest a role for septal cholinergic neurons in the sensitivity to isoflurane.

Related Products: 192-IgG-SAP (Cat. #IT-01)