LEVELS OF AMINO ACIDS AND PROTEINS IN PACINIAN CORPUSCLES OF THE CAT

M. Santini, S. Berl

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Abstract

Abstract— Paper chromatography of extracts from mesenteric Pacinian corpuscles of the cat revealed the presence of glutamic acid, glutamine, aspartic acid and alanine as major amino acids, and glycine, serine and threonine in traces; GABA was not detected. Levels of glutamic acid (0·75 μmol/g ′ 0·37, s.d.), glutamine (1·34 ± 0·55), and aspartic acid (0·32 ± 0·22) of mesenteric and pancreatic samples of Pacinian corpuscles were determined by separation on chromatographic columns. The protein values averaged 5·2 ± 0·66 per cant of the wet weight. Treatment of the cats with reserpine or pargyline or deafferentation of the Pacinian corpuscles did not significantly alter these values.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)789-793
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurochemistry
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1970
Externally publishedYes

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