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Papers: 10 Feb 2024 - 16 Feb 2024

2024 Feb

CNS Neurosci Ther




Impaired synaptic plasticity and decreased excitability of hippocampal glutamatergic neurons mediated by BDNF downregulation contribute to cognitive dysfunction in mice induced by repeated neonatal exposure to ketamine.


Wan J, Ma L, Jiao X, Dong W, Lin J, Qiu Y, Wu W, Liu Q, Chen C, Huang H, Li S, Zheng H, Wu Y


Repeated exposure to ketamine during the neonatal period in mice leads to cognitive impairments in adulthood. These impairments are likely caused by synaptic plasticity and excitability damage. We investigated the precise role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the cognitive impairments induced by repeated ketamine exposure during the neonatal period.