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)


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.


Specific Radioactivity Monocarboxylic Acid Brain Glucose Amino Acid Precursor Audiogenic Seizure 
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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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