Changes in Cerebral Amino Acid Transport During Development

  • Federico Piccoli
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB)


The transport of metabolites to and from the central nervous system is of considerable interest. To a greater extent than most other tissues, central nervous system tissue in vitro takes up amino acids to well above their concentrations in the incubation medium. Presumably the transport systems responsible for this uptake and for efflux in vitro are also those responsible for transport between brain cells in living animals2.


Brain Slice Amino Acid Transport Fetal Brain Citric Acid Cycle Stagnant Hypoxia 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Federico Piccoli
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  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly

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