Regional distribution of arylamine and arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase activities in the rat brain

S. Gaudet, M. Palkovits, M. A.A. Namboodiri

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Abstract

Arylamine and arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase (NAT) activities were measured separately in different areas of the rat brain using specific substrates. Relatively high levels of arylamine NAT activity were detected in all areas examined. Arylalkylamine NAT activity in these areas ranged from 2 to 5% of the arylamine NAT activity. The possibility that arylamine NAT may be involved in the control of kynurenine metabolism in the brain is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-357
Number of pages3
JournalBrain research
Volume539
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - jan. 25 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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