Physicochemical approaches to the alcohol-membrane interaction in brain


The effects of ethanol on physicochemical and enzymatic perturbations of neuronal membranes were examined. Using synaptic plasma membrane (SPM) isolated from cerebral cortex of Sprague-Dawley rats, a biphasic mode of action for ethanol was observed with (Na++K+)-ATPase, but not with Ca2+-ATPase or acetylcholinesterase. (Na++K+)-ATPase was found to be more… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00964990

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