Article date: 1979/10/1
PubMed ID: 119184
Journal name: Neuroscience letters (ISSN: 0304-3940)
L-Histidine enhanced the inhibitory actions of GABA, muscimol and beta-alanine rather than that of glycine on spinal neurones in pentobarbitone-anaesthetised cats. L-Histidine also enhanced the excitatory action of L-glutamate, D- and L-aspartate, L-homocysteate and especially that of quisqualate, whereas the actions of acetylcholine, kainate, N-methyl-D-aspartate and D-homocysteate were more commonly reduced. These actions of L-histidine are best ascribed to an effect on amino acid transport systems, probably of the low affinity type, which therefore appear to be partially responsible for the inactivation of exogenously administered amino acids.
Author List: Lodge D
Publication Types: Journal Article
Substances mentioned in the article: Amino Acids; Amino Acids, Diamino; Glutamates; beta-Alanine; Muscimol; Aspartic Acid; Histidine; gamma-Aminobutyric Acid; Kainic Acid;
Mesh terms: Amino Acids/administration & dosage; Amino Acids, Diamino/administration & dosage; Animals; Aspartic Acid/administration & dosage; Cats; Drug Interactions; Glutamates/administration & dosage; Histidine/administration & dosage; Kainic Acid/administration & dosage; Muscimol/administration & dosage; Spinal Cord/drug effects; beta-Alanine/administration & dosage; gamma-Aminobutyric Acid/administration & dosage;