Synaptic proteins after electroconvulsive stimulation

Science. 1979 Aug 17;205(4407):705-7. doi: 10.1126/science.462178.


Quantitative immunoelectrophoresis of rat brain synaptic proteins following a series of electroconvulsive stimulations demonstrated changes suggestive of an increase in the number of synaptic vesicles, in a preparedness for glycolytic demands, and a delayed development of a certain area in the brain. The increased synaptic remodeling may be important for the action of electroconvulsive therapy.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain / metabolism*
  • Cerebral Cortex / metabolism
  • Electric Stimulation
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy*
  • Membrane Proteins / metabolism
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins / metabolism*
  • Occipital Lobe / metabolism
  • Rats
  • Synaptic Membranes / metabolism*
  • Time Factors


  • Membrane Proteins
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins