GLUTAMIC ACID

The name of an amino acid that is regarded as not being essential in diets but is important for normal brain functioning. Converted to GABA by the enzyme decarboxylase, needing pyridoxal phosphate as a co-enzyme.

GLUTAMIC ACID: "Glutamic acid needs vitamin B to be present."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GLUTAMIC ACID," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/glutamic-acid/ (accessed October 17, 2019).
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