The mode of action of homocysteine on mouse brain glutamic decarboxylase and gamma-aminobutyrate aminotransferase.

In the belief that homocysteine-induced convulsions might be related to alterations in brain gamma-aminobutyric acid metabolism, we have studied the action of this amino acid on the activity of glutamic decarboxylase (GAD, EC 4.1.1.15) and gamma-aminobutyrate aminotransferase (EC 2.6.1.19) of mouse brain in vitro DL-homocysteine competitively inhibited GAD… CONTINUE READING