Excitatory amino acids and taurine levels in cerebrospinal fluid of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy in newborn.

@article{Gcyener1999ExcitatoryAA,
  title={Excitatory amino acids and taurine levels in cerebrospinal fluid of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy in newborn.},
  author={Kivilcim G{\"u}c{\"u}yener and Yildiz Atalay and Yusuf Ziya Aral and Alev Hasanoğlu and Canan T{\"u}rkyilmaz and Gulser Biberoglu},
  journal={Clinical neurology and neurosurgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={101 3},
  pages={171-4}
}
The recent studies indicating the transiently enhanced expression of excitatory amino acid receptors in hypoxia vulnerable brain regions and the elevated concentration of aspartate and glutamate in cerebrospinal fluid of asphyxiated newborns strongly suggest the role of excitatory amino acids in hypoxic ischemic brain damage in the developing human brain. In this study, we compared the concentrations of glutamate, aspartate, taurine and glycine in the cerebrospinal fluid of asphyxiated infants… CONTINUE READING