Choline content of rat brain

W. B. Stavinoha, S. T. Weintraub

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Abstract

The free choline concentration in the rat brain was found to be 26.3 nanomoles per gram of brain tissue. This value was obtained through use of 6-second microwave irradiation for killing animals and inactivating enzymes, followed by a pyrolysis-gas chromatographic assay procedure. The identities of compounds measured from brain samples were verified by mass spectrometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)966-968
Number of pages3
JournalScience
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974
Externally publishedYes

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Stavinoha, W. B., & Weintraub, S. T. (1974). Choline content of rat brain. Science, 966-968.