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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Brain Produces Neurotransmitters

It is now clear beyond the shadow of a doubt that the brain produces neurotransmitters. Some of them are used to foster increased intelligence, increases synaptic talking, and more coherent thought processes. Researchers stated:
Steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR) is a . . . protein involved in the transport of cholesterol to the inner mitochondrial membrane and thus plays a key role in steroid biosynthesis. . . . StAR transcripts were abundant in the cerebral cortex, hippocampus, dentate gyrus, olfactory bulb, cerebellar granular layer, and Purkinje cells. Furthermore, other steroidogenic enzymes, side-chain cleavage cytochrome P-450SCC . . . were found to be coexpressed in the hippocampus, dentate gyrus, cerebellar granular layer, and Purkinje cells. These findings strongly indicate that neurosteroids are synthesized in a region-specific manner in the brain.
In other words the brain makes chemicals that increase its effective ability to calculate. Like a robot fixing itself, the brain provides itself with neurotransmitters for a wide range of functions, all of which relate to congition and increased mental calculation power.

Reference
  1. Steroidogenic Acute Regulatory Protein (StAR) Transcripts Constitutively Expressed in the Adult Rat Central Nervous System: Colocalization of StAR, Cytochrome P-450SCC (CYP XIA1), and 3[beta]-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase in the Rat Brain. Molecular Biology. Journal of Neurochemistry. 71(6):2231-2238, December 1998. Furukawa, Aizo; Miyatake, Akira ; Ohnishi, Taira; Ichikawa, Yoshiyuki

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