The effect of a glycine derivative (CP 1552-S) on kindled seizures in rats

Timothy E Albertson, L. G. Stark, R. M. Joy

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The effects of the glycine derivative. CP 1552-S (2-N-pentylaminoacetamide hydrochloride) were evaluated for potential anticonvulsant activity in rats which were cortically- or amygdaloid-kindled. Large doses (300-600 mg/kg, i.p.) of CP 1552 given 30 min before stimulation resulted in significant reductions in duration of afterdischarge after both partially-developed and fully-developed cortically-kindled seizures. The largest dose tested (600 mg/kg, i.p.) markedly reduced the duration of the elicited afterdischarge and the severity of seizure. This dose was associated with prestimulation sedation and a 50% incidence of post-afterdischarge spontaneous, electrical seizure activity. Against kindled amygdaloid seizures, CP 1552-S significantly reduced the duration of afterdischarge at 300 mg/kg (i.p.) without modifying the seizure and without prestimulation behavioral or electrical effects. The largest dose tested (600 mg/kg. i.p.) resulted in a significant reduction of the elicited duration of afterdischarge but was associated with a 25% incidence of prestimulation spontaneous electrical seizure activity and a 45% incidence of post-afterdischarge electrical seizure activity. When CP 1552-S (30-300 mg/kg, i.p.) was administered daily, prior to the amygdaloid kindling stimulus, no difference was noted in the rate of acquisition of the kindled amygdaloid response. It is concluded that the glycine derivative CP 1552-S, has little anticonvulsant activity against the acquisition or development of kindled amygdaloid seizures. It appears to have significant anticonvulsant effects against both cortically- and amygdaloid-kindled afterdischarges with little effect on the behavioral severity of the seizure. Further, large doses of CP 1552-S appeared to result in paradoxical post-afterdischarge and possibly prestimulation electrical seizure activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)967-970
Number of pages4
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1984


  • anticonvulsants
  • CP 1552-S
  • kindling
  • seizures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmacology


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