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Possible Role of Insulin in the Transport of Tyrosine and Tryptophan from Blood to Brain

  • A. Tagliamonte
  • M. G. DeMontis
  • M. Olianas
  • P. L. Onali
  • G. L. Gessa
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB)

Abstract

The penetration of amino acids into the brain and into other tissues is mediated by energy-requiring systems1-3. These systems are not specific for each amino acid, but distinguish amino acids into three groups: neutral, acidic, and basic4–6. The rate of entry of any one amino acid into the brain is controlled by the ratio between its concentration in plasma and the concentration of all other amino acids belonging to the same group5–7.

Keywords

Amino Acid Transport Tryptophan Concentration Free Tryptophan Distinguish Amino Acid Serum Brain 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Tagliamonte
    • 1
  • M. G. DeMontis
    • 1
  • M. Olianas
    • 1
  • P. L. Onali
    • 1
  • G. L. Gessa
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PharmacologyUniversity of CagliariCagliariItaly

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