The effect of injections of fluorocitrate into the brains of rats

Paolo L. Morselli, Silvio Garattini, Franca Marcucci, Emilio Mussini, Wojciech Rewersky, Luigi Valzelli, Rudolph A. Peters

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Abstract

Intracerebral injection of fluoroacetate and fluorocitrate were made in rats by manual and stereotaxic technique. Fluorocitrate was found to be at least 100 times more toxic than fluoroacetate under various experimental conditions. Fluorocitrate was more toxic when injected in the third cerebral ventricle, or in the nucleus reuniens thalami than when injected in the lobus frontalis. Gas chromatographic determination of fluoroacetate shows that this compound is rapidly removed as such from the brain. These results and their implications are discussed in relation to current views of the action of these compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-202
Number of pages8
JournalBiochemical Pharmacology
Volume17
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1968

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Fluoroacetates
Rats
Brain
Poisons
Injections
Stereotaxic Techniques
Midline Thalamic Nuclei
Cerebral Ventricles
Third Ventricle
Frontal Lobe
Gases
fluorocitrate

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Morselli, P. L., Garattini, S., Marcucci, F., Mussini, E., Rewersky, W., Valzelli, L., & Peters, R. A. (1968). The effect of injections of fluorocitrate into the brains of rats. Biochemical Pharmacology, 17(2), 195-202.

The effect of injections of fluorocitrate into the brains of rats. / Morselli, Paolo L.; Garattini, Silvio; Marcucci, Franca; Mussini, Emilio; Rewersky, Wojciech; Valzelli, Luigi; Peters, Rudolph A.

In: Biochemical Pharmacology, Vol. 17, No. 2, 02.1968, p. 195-202.

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Morselli, PL, Garattini, S, Marcucci, F, Mussini, E, Rewersky, W, Valzelli, L & Peters, RA 1968, 'The effect of injections of fluorocitrate into the brains of rats', Biochemical Pharmacology, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 195-202.
Morselli PL, Garattini S, Marcucci F, Mussini E, Rewersky W, Valzelli L et al. The effect of injections of fluorocitrate into the brains of rats. Biochemical Pharmacology. 1968 Feb;17(2):195-202.
Morselli, Paolo L. ; Garattini, Silvio ; Marcucci, Franca ; Mussini, Emilio ; Rewersky, Wojciech ; Valzelli, Luigi ; Peters, Rudolph A. / The effect of injections of fluorocitrate into the brains of rats. In: Biochemical Pharmacology. 1968 ; Vol. 17, No. 2. pp. 195-202.
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