The Role of Neurotransmitters and Proteins in the Genetic-Functional Organization of the Animal Brain
Author: Gershtein L.M.
Source: Russian Journal of Developmental Biology, Volume 32, Number 1, 2 January 2001 , pp. 29-34(6)
Publisher: MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
It was shown that animals that differ in behavioral characteristics (August and Wistar rats) also differ in neurotransmitter and protein metabolism, which can be considered as tests that adequately reflect the functional condition of the central nervous system. These differences are expressed at the level of both subcortical structures (the hippocampus and caudate nucleus) and various morphofunctional types of the sensorimotor cortex neurons (layers III and V). Studies on genetically different animals strains have revealed metabolic features that allow the determination of individual behavioral features and an estimation of individual brain structures in these processes.
Document Type: Regular paper
Publication date: 2001-01-02