Postnatal changes of GABAergic and glutamatergic parameters.

  title={Postnatal changes of GABAergic and glutamatergic parameters.},
  author={Peter Tsun-Hon Wong and E. G. McGeer P. L. McGeer},
  journal={Brain research},
  volume={227 4},
In the rat cortex and striatum, glutamate decarboxylase, a marker for GABAergic nerve terminals, increased almost linearly for the first postnatal month, in agreement with previous reports. High affinity GABA and glutamate transport appeared to develop earlier, reaching, respectively, 170-190% and 72-80% in adult rates by the fifteenth postnatal day. Glial and neuronal uptakes of GABA in infant and adult tissues were investigated using beta-alanine and cis-3-aminocyclohexane-carboxylic acid… CONTINUE READING