Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Science. 1971 Mar 12;171(3975):1017-9.

Perinatal undernutrition: accumulation of catecholamines in rat brain.

Abstract

Brains of rats undernourished from midgestation and killed at weaning contained 25 percent less norepinephrine than brains of adequately fed littermates. Perinatal undernutrition also suppressed the accumulation of brain dopamine. Paradoxically, the activity of tyrosine hydroxylase, the enzyme thought to be rate-limiting in catecholamine biosynthesis, was significantly increased in brains from undernourished animals.

PMID:
5542804
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

LinkOut - more resources

Full Text Sources

Other Literature Sources

PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk