Intraspinal pressure influences CSF disposition of tryptophan and 5-HIAA
2001 (English)In: Neuropsychobiology, ISSN 0302-282X, Vol. 44, no 2, 84-87 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentrations of monoamine compounds are influenced by factors such as age, gender, height, body weight, tapping time, and atmospheric pressure. We have now examined the role of intraspinal pressure. Thirteen male volunteers underwent lumbar puncture in the right decubitus position without preceding strict bed rest. The intraspinal pressure was recorded, and monoamine precursors, transmitters, and metabolites were analyzed in two consecutively collected CSF fractions. Tryptophan in 12 ml of CSF and the 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid concentration ratio [fraction II (7-12 ml CSF)/fraction I (0-6 ml CSF)] correlated with the intraspinal pressure. Hypothetically, the intraspinal pressure may be a confounding factor for a correct interpretation of CSF tryptophan and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid concentrations, and this is an issue that has to be addressed in future CSF studies. Copyright ⌐ 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel.
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2001. Vol. 44, no 2, 84-87 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-27908DOI: 10.1159/000054921Local ID: 12668OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-27908DiVA: diva2:248460