The occurrence of GABA in vas deferens, prostate, epididymis, seminal vesicle and testicle of the rat

Acta Biol Hung. 1983;34(4):435-7.

Abstract

The concentration of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) was determined in vas deferens, prostate, epididymis, seminal vesicle and testicle of the adult rat. Among the organs examined, vas deferens was found to be the richest in GABA and the lowest concentration was measured in testicle. Although the GABA levels appear to be 10-50 times lower in the sex organs examined than in the brain tissue, even the low GABA contents are suggestive of a role of this amino acid in the reproductive organs of the male rat.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Epididymis / analysis
  • Genitalia, Male / analysis*
  • Male
  • Prostate / analysis
  • Rats
  • Rats, Inbred Strains
  • Seminal Vesicles / analysis
  • Testis / analysis
  • Vas Deferens / analysis
  • gamma-Aminobutyric Acid / analysis*

Substances

  • gamma-Aminobutyric Acid