Intraperitoneal injection into mice of varying concentrations of (S)-4-amino-5-fluoropentanoic acid ((S)-AFPA) produces a dose-dependent irreversible decrease in brain γ-aminobutyric acid-α-ketoglutaric acid aminotransferase (E.C. 220.127.116.11) activity. Concomitant with this inactivation is an increase in whole brain γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels. Four hours after a dose of 100 mg/kg body weight of (S)-AFPA to mice, endogenous brain GABA concentrations increase to 16 times that of the untreated animals and the enzyme activity decreases to 20% that of the controls. The binding of (S)-AFPA to GABA receptors was more than three orders of magnitude poorer than for GABA itself.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Sep 16 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology