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GABA

abbr.
gamma-aminobutyric acid

GABA

(ˈɡæbə)
n acronym for
(Biochemistry) gamma-aminobutyric acid: a biologically active substance found in plants and in brain and other animal tissues; it is a neurotransmitter that inhibits activation of neurones

GABA

(ˈgæb ə)

n.
gamma-aminobutyric acid: a neurotransmitter that inhibits excitatory responses.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.GABA - an amino acid that is found in the central nervous system; acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter
amino acid, aminoalkanoic acid - organic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group; "proteins are composed of various proportions of about 20 common amino acids"
neurotransmitter - a neurochemical that transmits nerve impulses across a synapse
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According to the amount of GABA produced, the best isolates for GABA-producing LAB were identified using 16S-rDNA sequence analysis.
Chen's team found that the GABA neurotransmitter was drastically increased in the deformed versions of the normally large, star-shaped "astrocyte" cells which, in a healthy individual, surround and support individual neurons in the brain.
SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES IN GENE EXPRESSION OF GABA RECEPTORS IN PERIPHERAL BLOOD LEUKOCYTES OF MIGRAINEURS.
Enhancement of GABA signaling has been demonstrated in patients with central nervous system hypersomnias.
The dietary flavonoids apigenin and (-) -epigallocatechin gallate enhance the positive modulation by diazepam of the activation by GABA of recombinant GABA(A) receptors.
They underwent a specialized magnetic resonance spectroscopy brain scan, an imaging technique that allows measurement of the amount of GABA in small regions of the brain.
A GABA deficiency can accompany a serotonin/melatonin deficiency, or cause sleep problems on its own.
Researchers created a virus which "infects" cells with a gene to increasing GABA production.
We performed pressure application of GABA with the help of the push-pull experimental arrangement (Pidoplichko and Dani 2005).
GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is your brain's master neurotransmitter.
Other researchers found that hypocretin has a negative feedback relationship with GABA and a positive feedback relationship with the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate.