(A) Top: Schematic representation of the analyzed regions of interest in EC-HC acute slices; dentate gyrus/hilus (DGH), CA3, CA1, medial entorhinal cortex (MEC) and lateral entorhinal cortex (LEC). Bottom: representative epifluorescence images of an EC-HC slice expressing GCaMP6f in ACSF (Control; left) or in the presence of 2.5 µM picrotoxin as a SLE is occurring (right). (B) Picrotoxin application triggers SLEs. Representative ΔF/F traces (normalized from 0 to 1) in wild-type (WT; top) or Bad−/− (bottom) slices for the indicated regions of interest. The arrows indicate extracellular application of 2.5 µM picrotoxin in the extracellular bath. (C) Genetic deletion of BAD reduced the time EC-HC slices spent in SLEs, and this effect was mediated by KATP channels. Fraction of time spent in SLEs (mean ± SEM) plotted versus time (left column) or percent time in SLEs calculated from the 40–80 min range when seizure-like activity plateaus (right column) for each region of interest analyzed, and genotypes and conditions specified. *p<0.05; **p<0.005; ***p<0.0005; 1-way ANOVA.