Synaptic proteins after electroconvulsive stimulation

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Science  17 Aug 1979:
Vol. 205, Issue 4407, pp. 705-707
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.