Amino Acid Precursors: Their Transport into Brain and Initial Metabolism

  • Jill E. Cremer
  • G. S. Sarna
  • Hazel M. Teal
  • V. J. Cunningham
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 16)

Abstract

In the introduction to an earlier book in this series (Berl, et al., 1975) the editors expressed their view that concepts of metabolic compartmentation may contribute significantly to an understanding of transmitter pools — their storage, release, uptake and metabolism. Included among the putative transmitter substances were the amino acids glutamic acid, aspartic acid, GABA and glycine and these are the compounds presently under consideration.

Keywords

Dopamine Lactate Glycine Respiration Glutamine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jill E. Cremer
    • 1
  • G. S. Sarna
    • 2
  • Hazel M. Teal
    • 1
  • V. J. Cunningham
    • 1
  1. 1.MRC Toxicology UnitMRC LaboratoriesCarshalton, SurreyUK
  2. 2.Department of PhysiologyKing’s CollegeLondonUK

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