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GABA as a Neurotransmitter and Neurogenic Signal

  1. Jeffery L Barker

Published Online: 3 MAY 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000121

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Barker, J. L. 2005. GABA as a Neurotransmitter and Neurogenic Signal. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAY 2005

Abstract

γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is an amino acid formed enzymatically from glutamate during and after brain development. GABA helps to produce, position and differentiate nerve cells before it mediates modulatory signals between them.

Keywords:

  • GAD 65;
  • GAD 67;
  • GABA;
  • GABAA receptor channel;
  • anaesthetics