A new type of enzyme electrode has been developed for in vivo electrochemical measurements which allows discrimination between ascorbic acid and catecholamines and their metabolites. The electrode employs the enzyme ascorbic acid oxidase held between the voltammetric electrode and solution by a dialysis membrane or immobilized on the outer surface of serous membrane from rat small intestine. The electrode gives linear calibration curves for all catecholamines and metabolites independent of any ascorbic acid concentrations significant in physiological measurements. The electrode has been tested in brain slice measurements and shown to respond to releases of catecholamines initiated by potassium ion stimulation.
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)