The high affinity transport of choline (Ch) and the synthesis of acetylcholine (ACh) were measured in synaptosomes by measuring the utilization of [2H4]Ch. The synthesis of ACh was reduced under several conditions which reduce the availability of acetyl coenzyme A (AcCoA) including no glucose added, replacement of glucose with succinate or impairment of glucose utilization by bromopyruvate, NaCN, or pentobarbital. These conditions did not reduce the amount of unacetylated [2H4]Ch in the synaptosomes indicating that the high affinity transport of Ch is not directly coupled to the synthesis of ACh.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of neurochemistry|
|State||Published - May 1978|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience