The γ glutamyl cycle in the choroid plexus: its possible function in amino acid transport Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Amino Acids
  • Choroid Plexus
  • Glutathione

abstract

  • Various anatomic regions of rabbit brain have been examined for activities of the enzymes of the gamma-glutamyl cycle. While these enzyme activities were widely distributed in the brain, they are present in much higher concentrations in the choroid plexus than in other parts of the brain. The activities observed are of about the same order of magnitude as found in the kidney. These observations and other considerations suggest that the gamma-glutamyl cycle may play a significant role in the transport of amino acids between blood and cerebrospinal fluid.

publication date

  • December 1973

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC433516

PubMed ID

  • 4145786

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1447

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 70

number

  • 5