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Compartmentation Of Glutamate Metabolism Observed With Glucose / D. D. Clarke, E. Dicker & E.J. Ronan, Chem. Dept. Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y. 10458, U.S.A., Donald Dudley Clarke Phd, E. Dicker, E. J. Ronan Jan 1970

Compartmentation Of Glutamate Metabolism Observed With Glucose / D. D. Clarke, E. Dicker & E.J. Ronan, Chem. Dept. Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y. 10458, U.S.A., Donald Dudley Clarke Phd, E. Dicker, E. J. Ronan

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Compartmentation of glutamate metabolism in the central nervous system has been demonstrated in a number of laboratories using a variety of labeled precursors. The labeling of glutamine is much more rapid than would be expected if the total pool of glutamate in brain is the precursor of glutamine. An obvious suggestion for the origin of this compartmentation is that it reflects glial vs. neuronal relationships. Some evidence in support of this idea has been obtained by Rose using separated neuronal vs. neuropil preparations (J. Neurochem. 17, 809 (1970)). Until recently orain was the only tissue which, after the injection of ...