The presence of the biologically uncommon D-isomer of aspartic acid in the white matter of human brains has been reported previously from this laboratory (1). We now report that the level of D-aspartate in human brains is higher in purified myelin than in white matter and is even higher in the myelin basic protein fraction. There also appears to be a difference in the level of D-aspartate found in human brain as compared to bovine brain, possibly a species or age-related difference.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|State||Published - Mar 13 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology