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Biochemistry

1966

Brain chemistry

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Compartmentation Of Glutamic Acid Metabolism In Brain Slices / Donald D. Clarke And Soll Berl Columbia Univ. School Of Medicine, N. Y. C., Donald Dudley Clarke Phd, Soll Berl Jan 1966

Compartmentation Of Glutamic Acid Metabolism In Brain Slices / Donald D. Clarke And Soll Berl Columbia Univ. School Of Medicine, N. Y. C., Donald Dudley Clarke Phd, Soll Berl

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The presence, in brain, of metabolic pools of glutamic acid have been demonstrated in vivo but not in tissue slices. Brain tissue slices prepared in the cold in Ringer's-bicarbonate containing 1% glucose and stored in an ice bath go not show compartmentation when incubated at 37 (10-20 min.) in a similar medium which contains tracer quantities of C aspartic acid, U.l.; the specific activity of glutamine remains considerably below that of glutamic acid. If such tissue slices are pre-incubated at 37° for 10 min. and then transferred to fresh medium containing radioactive tracer, after 10 min. at 37 ...