Interaction between beta-N-methylamino-L-alanine and excitatory amino acid receptors in brain slices and neuronal cultures.


beta-N-Methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) stimulated the hydrolysis of polyphosphoinositides (PPI) in hippocampal slices prepared from 8-day old rats. The action of BMAA was antagonized by D,L-2-amino-3-phosphonopropionate (an antagonist of metabotropic receptors) and was largely reduced after lowering the concentration of bicarbonate ions from 25 to 1 mM. In… (More)