Taurine levels in discrete brain nuclei of rats

M. Palkóvits, I. Elekes, T. Lang, A. Patthy

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Abstract

Concentrations of taurine have been measured in 44 microdissected rat brain nuclei or areas. Taurine is ubiquitously present and distributed unevenly in the rat brain: the ratio of the highest (pyriform cortex) to lowest (midbrain reticular formation) concentrations is 4.7:1. High taurine levels were found in cerebral cortical areas, caudate-putamen, cerebellum, median eminence, and supraoptic nucleus. Acute pain stress reduced taurine levels in the hypothalamus and the lower brainstem nuclei but not in cortical areas. Increased locomotor and behavioral activities following a high dose of amphetamine elevated taurine concentrations significantly in the substantia nigra and locus ceruleus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1333-1335
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurochemistry
Volume47
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1986

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Taurine
Rats
Brain
Supraoptic Nucleus
Median Eminence
Locus Coeruleus
Putamen
Acute Pain
Substantia Nigra
Amphetamine
Locomotion
Cerebellum
Hypothalamus
Brain Stem

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Palkóvits, M., Elekes, I., Lang, T., & Patthy, A. (1986). Taurine levels in discrete brain nuclei of rats. Journal of Neurochemistry, 47(5), 1333-1335.

Taurine levels in discrete brain nuclei of rats. / Palkóvits, M.; Elekes, I.; Lang, T.; Patthy, A.

In: Journal of Neurochemistry, Vol. 47, No. 5, 1986, p. 1333-1335.

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Palkóvits, M, Elekes, I, Lang, T & Patthy, A 1986, 'Taurine levels in discrete brain nuclei of rats', Journal of Neurochemistry, vol. 47, no. 5, pp. 1333-1335.
Palkóvits, M. ; Elekes, I. ; Lang, T. ; Patthy, A. / Taurine levels in discrete brain nuclei of rats. In: Journal of Neurochemistry. 1986 ; Vol. 47, No. 5. pp. 1333-1335.
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