Methods are described for the quantitative measurement of GABA in culture. The method can be adapted to any amino acid or dansyl‐chloride‐reactive species. The sensitivity and selectivity of the procedure result from the double isotopic design in which (14C)‐labeled internal standard was added to the samples before reaction with (3M)‐labeled dansyl chloride. Values obtained by ion‐exchange amino acid analysis of cultures agree closely with the values obtained by the double isotopic method. This method is sensitive enough to measure GABA intracellularly and the condition medium.
- amino acids
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience