Title

D-amino Acid Levels in Human Physiological Fluids

Abstract

Plasma, urine, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and amniotic fluid were examined to determine whether free D-amino acids were present and if so at what levels. It was found that D-amino acids exist in all physiological fluids tested, but that their level varied, considerably. the lowest levels of D-amino acids were usually found in amniotic fluid or CSF (almost always 90%). Correspondingly high levels of D-pipecolic acid were not found in plasma. Some of the trends found in this work seemed to be analogous to those found in a recent rodent study.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1993 Wiley-Blackwell, All rights reserved.


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