New insights on the role of free d-aspartate in the mammalian brain

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Free d-aspartate (d-Asp) occurs in substantial amounts in the brain at the embryonic phase and in the first few postnatal days, and strongly decreases in adulthood. Temporal reduction of d-Asp levels depends on the postnatal onset of d-aspartate oxidase (DDO) activity, the only enzyme able to selectively degrade this d-amino acid. Several results indicate… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00726-012-1356-1

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@article{Errico2012NewIO, title={New insights on the role of free d-aspartate in the mammalian brain}, author={Francesco Errico and Francesco Napolitano and Robert Nistic{\`o} and Alessandro Usiello}, journal={Amino Acids}, year={2012}, volume={43}, pages={1861-1871} }