The Metabolism of Gamma Aminobutyric Acid in the Lobster Nervous System

@article{Hall1970TheMO,
  title={The Metabolism of Gamma Aminobutyric Acid in the Lobster Nervous System},
  author={Zach W. Hall and M. Deric Bownds and Edward A. Kravitz},
  journal={The Journal of Cell Biology},
  year={1970},
  volume={46},
  pages={290 - 299}
}
gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the inhibitory transmitter compound at the lobster neuromuscular junction. This paper presents a comparison of the enzymes of GABA metabolism in single identified inhibitory and excitatory axons from lobster walking legs. Inhibitory axons contain more than 100 times as much glutamic decarboxylase activity as do excitatory axons. GABA-glutamic transaminase is found in both excitatory and inhibitory axons, but about 50% more enzyme is present in inhibitory axons… CONTINUE READING
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