Effects of epilepsy on neural activity in mice fluctuate with reproductive cycle, study finds

Research in the News: Epilepsy & the Reproductive Endocrine System


Professor Catherine Christian, left, and graduate student Jiang Li led a study that found that neurons regulating hormone release have different activity in mice with epilepsy, and that those differences fluctuate with the reproductive cycle. Photo by

Mice with epilepsy have altered patterns of neuron activity in the portion of the brain that controls the reproductive endocrine system, University of Illinois researchers report in a new study. Furthermore, the differences in neuron activity in female mice fluctuate across the reproductive cycle, the team found.  See More


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