Neurochemical Research

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 253–257 | Cite as

Is a certain amount of cysteine prerequisite to produce brain damage in neonatal rats?

  • Chandra H. Misra
Original Articles


In this study, various manipulations were used to determine if certain amounts of cysteine are essential to damage the neonatal rat brain. The information gathered from this study indicated that concentration of free cysteine may be 0.6 μmol/g of wet brain weight or more to cause the toxicity to produce the brain damage, and the results were discussed in the light that free cysteine might itself be the cause of brain damage.

Key Words

Cysteine brain damage 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chandra H. Misra
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesThe University of Texas Medical School at HoustonHouston
  2. 2.The University of Texas Mental Sciences InstituteHouston
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryWashington University School of MedicineSt. Louis

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