The Localization and Metabolism of Neuroactive Amino Acids in the Retina

  • M. J. Voaden
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 16)


The retina is an integral part of the central nervous system and has an overall metabolic organization resembling that in the brain. In line with this neurotransmission is, in general, chemically mediated and, of the neuroactive amino acids, there is evidence showing that glutamate, aspartate, glycine, γ -aminobutyrate (GABA) and taurine are potential retinal neurotransmitters (Graham, 1974; Mandel et al., 1976; Neal, 1976; Voaden, 1976).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Voaden
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Visual ScienceInstitute of OphthalmologyLondonEngland

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