Interfering with inhibition may improve motor function.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Motor behavior not seen in newborn cats can be revealed by spinal transection and is therefore normally suppressed. Motor performance of these spinal kittens after reaching adulthood surpasses that of chronic adult-operated spinal cats but the latter display a significant improvement when GABAergic inhibition is blocked pharmacologically. Thus, inhibitory processes influence normal motor development as well as recovery of function after neurological damage.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Robinson, GA; Goldberger, ME

Published Date

  • November 4, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 346 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 400 - 403

PubMed ID

  • 2996710

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-8993

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0006-8993(85)90879-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands