Effect of N-acetylaspartic acid on the diffusion coefficient of water: a proton magnetic resonance phantom method for measurement of osmolyte-obligated water.

@article{Baslow2002EffectON,
  title={Effect of N-acetylaspartic acid on the diffusion coefficient of water: a proton magnetic resonance phantom method for measurement of osmolyte-obligated water.},
  author={Morris H. Baslow and David N. Guilfoyle},
  journal={Analytical biochemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={311 2},
  pages={133-8}
}
N-acetyl-L-aspartic acid (NAA) is an amino acid present in the vertebrate brain that is synthesized and stored primarily in neurons, although it cannot be hydrolyzed in these cells. Nonetheless, neuronal NAA is dynamic and turns over more than once each day by cycling, via extracellular fluids (ECF), between neurons and catabolic compartments in oligodendrocytes. One important role of the NAA intercompartmental cycle appears to be osmoregulatory, and in this role it may be the primary mechanism… CONTINUE READING

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N - acetyl - L - aspartic acid ( NAA ) is an amino acid present in the vertebrate brain that is synthesized and stored primarily in neurons , although it can not be hydrolyzed in these cells .
N - acetyl - L - aspartic acid ( NAA ) is an amino acid present in the vertebrate brain that is synthesized and stored primarily in neurons , although it can not be hydrolyzed in these cells .
N - acetyl - L - aspartic acid ( NAA ) is an amino acid present in the vertebrate brain that is synthesized and stored primarily in neurons , although it can not be hydrolyzed in these cells .
N - acetyl - L - aspartic acid ( NAA ) is an amino acid present in the vertebrate brain that is synthesized and stored primarily in neurons , although it can not be hydrolyzed in these cells .
N - acetyl - L - aspartic acid ( NAA ) is an amino acid present in the vertebrate brain that is synthesized and stored primarily in neurons , although it can not be hydrolyzed in these cells .
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