Selected issues of GABA metabolism and its potential role in neuropsychiatric disorders.


  • Andrzej Kostyrko Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences



ABAT, GABA, interneurons, autism, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia


This mini review is limited to chosen problems about GABA metabolism mainly in aspect of associated disorders. GABA primarily identified as inhibitory neurotransmitter plays also excitatory function. Abundant investigations concern the role of GABA in forming and development of neuronal structures in the brain. Resolving of this basic questions will allow to understand the etiology of related neuropsychiatric disorders.


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Kostyrko A. Selected issues of GABA metabolism and its potential role in neuropsychiatric disorders. JMS [Internet]. 2017 Mar. 27 [cited 2023 Jun. 4];86(1):69-72. Available from:



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Received 2016-08-11
Accepted 2016-12-21
Published 2017-03-27