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Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels in Epilepsy - Jasper39s Basic

02/04/2015
11:39 | Author: Steven Lewis

Calcium epilepsy
Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels in Epilepsy - Jasper39s Basic

A number of the currently prescribed anti-epileptic drugs have been shown to inhibit calcium channel activity although these agents typically interact with.

Given their unique distributions and contributions to higher brain functions, the selective pharmacological blockade of T-type calcium channel subtypes may provide attractive targets for the development of future therapeutic treatments. Additionally, altered expression of several calcium channel subtypes has been observed and gain-of-function mutations have been identified in calcium channel genes from both epilepsy patients and animal models of epilepsy further providing useful tools for elucidating the underlying involvement of calcium channels towards disease pathophysiology.

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Nutritional Deficiencies Epilepsy Foundation

02/04/2015
09:18 | Author: Chloe Allen

Calcium epilepsy
Nutritional Deficiencies Epilepsy Foundation

Minerals are essential nutrients. Low levels of the minerals sodium, calcium, and magnesium can alter the electrical activity of brain cells and cause seizures.

We shouldn't ignore promising therapies, but people with epilepsy would be wise not to embrace a treatment until there is some solid proof that it works. Isolated reports of a few cases can be misleading. Research studies have been unable to confirm the reports of people who have appeared to respond to these substances. Most nutritional supplements are, in effect, medications. Probably most of them have no real effect on seizure control, but they can have side effects and some may be dangerous.

This deficiency occurs mainly in newborns and infants and causes seizures that are hard to control.

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Calcium Seizures

02/04/2015
07:23 | Author: Molly Young

Calcium epilepsy
Calcium Seizures

Calcium & Seizures Dairy products are an important source of dietary calcium. Photo Credit yaourt image by Claudio Calcagno from <a.

Although known to occur, hypercalcemic seizures are rare. Hypocalcemia can cause tetany and seizures. According to Epilepsy.com, hypocalcemic seizures can resemble tetany, or can cause generalized tonic-clonic seizures, with whole body shaking and loss of consciousness; focal muscle seizures, during which a set of muscles contract involuntarily; and absence seizures, during which a person appears to be staring of into space. When tetany occurs, muscles contract involuntarily in a painful way.

Both hypocalcemia, or low calcium levels, and hypercalcemia, or high calcium levels, can cause seizures.

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Study finds a new culprit for epileptic seizures MIT News

02/04/2015
05:16 | Author: Allison King

Calcium epilepsy
Study finds a new culprit for epileptic seizures MIT News

Discovery that some seizures arise in glial cells could offer new This helps to regulate glial fluctuations in calcium levels, which the MIT team.

This is the first time anyone has shown, in living animals, that mutations in glial cells can produce epileptic seizures. Counteracting the effects of the glial mutation may be a promising new strategy for developing epilepsy treatments, says Troy Littleton, an MIT professor of biology and leader of the research team.

“Glia are enlisted into the conversation that neurons are having, and they may modulate that by releasing these factors that control activity,” Littleton says. “Elevated calcium may create a situation where the glia are no longer releasing these factors in a regulated way, but they’re releasing them all the time.”.

Anything that would prevent that hyperactivity might be a potential therapeutic,” says Littleton, who is also a member of MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory.

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Nutrition and Epilepsy - - Home of the

02/04/2015
03:35 | Author: Molly Young

Magnesium epilepsy
Nutrition and Epilepsy - - Home of the

? It is true that if the body is depleted of these substances convulsions may.

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