Evidence for A Synthesis-Dependent Release of GABA

  • Ricardo Tapia
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 69)


The control of neuronal activity through synaptic inhibitory mechanisms in the central nervous system (CNS) is presently well established3, 7, 29, 41. This kind of regulatory mechanism implies that the activity of neurons is controlled by the degree of the inhibition exerted upon them by other neurons. This means that a given neuron will fire when the inhibitory action of the controlling neuron decreases, that is, through disinhibition.


Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Glutamate Decarboxylase Gaba Aminotransferase Aminooxyacetic Acid Gaba Metabolism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Tapia
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  1. 1.Departamento de Biología Experimental, Instituto de BiologíaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México Apdo.México 20, D.F.Mexico

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