Rats treated with reserpine show increased Vmax for the high affinity uptake of choline into small slices of corpus striatum. The choline acetyltransferase activity of whole homogenates of striatum is also increased. These changes are consistent with increased cholinergic neuronal activity in the striatum and seem likely to be adaptations mediating increased rates of synthesis of acetylcholine. The maximal increases found occurred concurrently, consistent with coupling of the high affinity uptake of choline and its acetylation in cholinergic nerve terminals of the rat. That increased high affinity uptake is accompanied by increased choline acetyltransferase activity, suggests the input of choline is not the sole determinant of rates of synthesis of acetylcholine, in spite of the large Vmas for striatal choline acetyltransferase, compared with that for high affinity uptake. These results seem best explained by kinetic coupling, in the rat, of the high affinity uptake of choline with a limited pool of choline acetyltransferase preferentially localised at the nerve terminal plasma membrane.
Journal of Neurochemistry – Wiley
Published: Oct 1, 1978
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera