Glutamic Acid

Cysteine, Sulfite, and Glutamate Toxicity: A Cause of ALS?

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Background: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) of nonmutant superoxide dismutase (SOD) type may be caused by toxicity of the reduced glutathione (GSH) precursors glutamate and cysteine, and sulf...

A POSSIBLE CENTRAL MECHANISM IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

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A POSSIBLE CENTRAL MECHANISM IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS, PART 3: THE ROLE OF EXCITOTOXIN FOOD ADDITIVES AND THE SYNERGISTIC EFFECTS OF OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS

There is compelling evidence from a multitude of studies of various design indicating that foodborne excitotoxin additives can elevate blood and brain glutamate to levels known to cause neurodege...

It's an umami!

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The article offers information on monosodium glutamate (MSG), an additive found in most Asian foods. Monosodium glutamate is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, an amino acid found in all protein. ...

Green tea Camellia sinensis

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Common names: Chinese tea, camellia tea, gruner tea, Matsu-cha, Lu cha (Braun 2007, Harvey 2004) Family: Theaceae Parts used: leaf Major constituents: polyphenols (catechins [approx 30-40%]: cate...

The pharmacological activity of neuroactive phytochemicals on recombinant human glutamic acid

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An Improved Method for Production of Recombinant Human Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase 65 for Use in Phytopharmaceutical Assessment.

The pharmacological activity of neuroactive phytochemicals on recombinant human glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 (hGAD65) was investigated. GAD catalyzes the conversion of glutamic acid to ?-aminob...

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