Rates of cerebral protein synthesis are linked to slow wave sleep in the rat.

@article{Ramm1990RatesOC,
  title={Rates of cerebral protein synthesis are linked to slow wave sleep in the rat.},
  author={Peter Ramm and Carlyle T. Smith},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1990},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={749-53}
}
Using L-[1-14C]leucine autoradiography, rates of cerebral and local cerebral protein synthesis were studied during wakefulness, slow wave sleep (SWS) and REM sleep in the rat. In the cerebrum as a whole, the rate at which labelled leucine was incorporated into tissues was positively correlated with the occurrence of slow wave sleep. We failed to observe a significant correlation of protein synthesis rate with either wakefulness or REM sleep. As in the cerebrum as a whole, most discrete brain… CONTINUE READING