, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 343–345 | Cite as

Latent iron deficiency alters gamma-aminobutyric acid and glutamate metabolism in rat brain

  • A. Shukla
  • K. N. Agarwal
  • G. S. Shukla


A diet containing 18–20 mg iron/kg to young weaned rats for 8 weeks altered the metabolism of gamma-aminobutyric acid and glutamate in the central nervous system without affecting blood hemoglobin. Subsequent rehabilitation with 390 mg iron/kg diet for 2 weeks normalized these changes.

Key words

Latent iron deficiency brain GABA glutamate enzymes rehabilitation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Shukla
    • 1
  • K. N. Agarwal
    • 1
  • G. S. Shukla
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Medical SciencesBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasi(India)
  2. 2.Neuroscience Laboratory BuildingThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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