Brundin and colleagues examined glutamate activity by measuring quinolinic acid - which flips a chemical switch that makes glutamate send more signals to nearby cells - in the spinal fluid of 100 patients in Sweden.
What does QA stand for?
QA stands for Quinolinic Acid
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We have 16 other meanings of QA in our Acronym Attic
- Query Author
- Question and Answer
- Questions and Answers
- Queue and Accumulator (Cisco)
- Queue Arbitrated
- Quick Action
- Quick Assessment
- Quick Assets
- Quil Ateara (Twilight series character)
- Quiz Average
- Quality Assurance and Control
- Quality Assurance and Operations
- Quality Assurance & Revalidation
- Quaternary Ammonium Ion
- Quality Assurance and Utilization Review (also seen as QA/UR, QAUR and UR/QA)
- Quality Assurance and Continuous Quality Improvement
- Quality Assessment and Improvement
- Quality Assurance/Quality Control
- Quality Assurance/Quality Control Program Plan
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Results showed that quinolinic acid levels were twice as high in people who had tried to take their own lives than healthy people.
The resulting metabolite, kynurenine, can be converted to KYNA or further metabolized to produce quinolinic acid, an NMDA agonist.
Within tryptophan catabolism, the kynurenine pathway works to form quinolinic acid (QUIN).
The enzymatic reactions of the Kyn pathway produce NAD and other intermediates, including Kyn and quinolinic acid (5, 9).
Kynurenic acid and quinolinic acid act at N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors in the rat hippocampus.
Some neurologists surmise that HIV destroys nerve cells indirectly by prompting the overproduction of a brain chemical called quinolinic acid, which can cause toxic effects at high levels (SN: 3/7/92, p.