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Seizure proneness and neurotransmitter uptake.

  • Author(s): Bondy, SC;
  • Tepper, JM;
  • Bettis, DB
  • et al.
Abstract

The ability of midbrain homogenates from two strains of mice to accumulate several putative neurotransmitters, or their precursor in the case of acetylcholine, has been examined. The high-affinity transport mechanisms toward glutamate, GABA, dopamine, and glycine were similar in both strains. The seizure-prone DBA21BG strain had a significantly higher capacity to transport choline than did the relatively seizure-resistant C57BL/6 IBC mice. Howaver, no difference in the density of muscarinic binding sites in the two mouse strains was found.

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