Published in Proteomics Weekly, September 15th, 2003
"Glutamate toxicity is implicated in the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The neuropeptide N-acetyl-aspartyl glutamate (NAAG) appears to function both as a storage form for glutamate and as a neuromodulator at glutamatergic synapses. N-acetylated-alpha-linked acidic dipeptidase (NAALADase; also termed glutamate carboxypeptidase II) yields N-acetyl aspartate (NAA) and glutamate," scientists in the United States report.
"Prior studies have demonstrated NAALADase upregulation in motor cortex and increased NAAG, NAA...
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