Alterations of Protein Metabolism during Development of the Brain

  • Abel Lajtha
  • David Dunlop
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 8)


Clearly development and the metabolism of macromolecules are closely linked phenomena, since growth is necessarily the result of altered protein and nucleic acid synthesis; similarly, mechanisms that control growth and those that control macromolecular metabolism must be closely linked, if not identical. Not surprisingly, this problem has attracted the interest of a number of laboratories dur­ing recent years, and many important findings are now available on the nervous system. Nevertheless, details of any mechanisms con­trolling sequence, regional variations, or functional organization of the development process still escape us. It is timely therefore to briefly discuss our present knowledge on changes in protein turn­over during development.


Protein Metabolism Biochemical Development Amino Acid Uptake Brain Protein Label Amino Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abel Lajtha
    • 1
  • David Dunlop
    • 1
  1. 1.New York State Research Institute for Neurochemistry and Drug AddictionNew YorkUSA

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