Enzyme Changes in Neurons and Glia during Barbiturate, Sleep

Science  18 Mar 1966:
Vol. 151, Issue 3716, pp. 1394-1395
DOI: 10.1126/science.151.3716.1394


During barbiturate sleep of rabbits, the succinoxidase activity in isolated neurons and glia from the caudal part of the reticular formation was lower than that during physiological sleep. No rhythmical, inverse enzyme changes were detected in barbiturate sleep in the neuron-glia unit, such as were found in physiological sleep.