C Fischer-Bovenkerk

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Although gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glycine are recognized as major amino acid inhibitory neurotransmitters in the central nervous system, their storage is poorly understood. In this study we have characterized vesicular GABA and glycine uptakes in the cerebrum and spinal cord, respectively. We present evidence that GABA and glycine are each taken(More)
We have previously reported the occurrence of two endogenous protein phosphorylation systems in mammalian brain that are enhanced in the presence of 3-phosphoglycerate (3PG) and ATP. We present here a study of one of these systems, the phosphorylation of the 72-kDa protein (3PG-PP72). This system was separated into the substrate, 3PG-PP72, and a kinase by(More)
The ATP-dependent glutamate uptake system in synaptic vesicles prepared from mouse cerebellum was characterized, and the levels of glutamate uptake were investigated in the cerebellar mutant mice, staggerer and weaver, whose main defect is the loss of cerebellar granule cells, and the nervous mutant, whose main defect is the loss of Purkinje cells. The(More)
We have shown previously that 3-phosphoglycerate, which is a glycolytic metabolite of glucose, induces protein phosphorylation in bovine and rat brain and in rat heart, kidney, liver, lung, and whole pancreas. Since glycolytic metabolism of glucose is of paramount importance in insulin release, we considered the possibility that 3-phosphoglycerate may act(More)
The membrane-bound component of the cerebral protein carboxylmethylation system, consisting of the membrane-bound enzyme protein carboxylmethyltransferase II (PCMT) and of selected membrane-bound methyl accepting proteins (MAP), is described. The cellular localization of this membrane-bound protein carboxylmethylation system is shown to include, in addition(More)
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