Loss of murine Na+/myo-inositol cotransporter leads to brain myo-inositol depletion and central apnea.


myo-Inositol (Ins) and its polyphosphoinositide derivatives that are important in membrane signaling have long been held to play a special role in brain metabolism. As polyphosphoinositides turn over rapidly and are exceptionally abundant in nervous tissue, high Ins levels in the range of 2-15 mm that have been observed in brain may be necessary to maintain… (More)


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