Chemical Name: (2S)-(2-Oxopyrrolidin-1-yl)butyramide
Biological ActivityLevetiracetam is an antiepileptic that displays distinctive properties from conventional antiepileptic drugs. Displays potent seizure protection in animal models of chronic epilepsy but lacks activity in acute seizure models. Binds synaptic vesicle protein 2A (SV2A) and inhibits Na+-dependent Cl-/HCO3- exchange. In a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, Levetiracetam rescues levels of presynaptic vesicle fusion and neurotransmitter release, reduces Aβ42 and APP levels and decreases deposits of amyloid plaque; in vitro Levetiracetam inhibits Aβ-induced glutamate from astrocytes.
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LeveT: the profile of a novel anticonvulsant drug - part I: preclinical data.
Smedt et al.
CNS Drug Rev., 2007;13:43
Effect of LeveT on molecular regulation of hippocampal glutamate and GABA transporters in rats with chronic seizures induced by amygdalar FeCl3 injection.
Ueda et al.
Brain Res., 2007;1151:55
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