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Effects of neurotransmitter candidates on 45Ca uptake by cortical slices of rat brain: stimulatory effect of L-glutamic acid

, : Effects of neurotransmitter candidates on 45Ca uptake by cortical slices of rat brain: stimulatory effect of L-glutamic acid. Brain Research 248(2): 305-311

The effects of neurotransmitter candidates and the characteristics of the stimulatory effect of L-glutamic acid (L-Glu) on 45Ca uptake by rat brain slices were investigated. 45Ca uptake was significantly stimulated by acetylcholine, serotonin and especially L-Glu, but not by other neurotransmitter candidates. L-Glu caused dose-dependent stimulation of 45Ca uptake (L-Glu-stimulated 45Ca uptake), its effect being half-maximal at 1 microM. The related compounds D-glutamic acid, D,L-alpha-aminoadipic acid and N-methyl-D,L-glutamic acid (final conc. of 10 microM) also stimulated 45Ca uptake, but less than 10 microM L-Glu. D,L-alpha-Methylglutamic acid and L-glutamic acid diethylether (final conc. of 10 microM), which are specific inhibitors of L-Glu, inhibited L-Glu-stimulated 45Ca uptake. Mg,Ca-ATPase activity was hardly affected by a concentration of 10 microM L-Glu that caused maximal stimulation of 45Ca uptake. These findings suggest that L-Glu-stimulated 45Ca uptake by brain cortical slices is linked to L-Glu receptor.


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