The kinetics of the influx and efflux of radioactive l-glycine was studied in slices of rat cerebral cortex. The influx showed saturation kinetics and was inhibited by l-alanine. Influx was dependent on the presence of Na+ ions and a metabolizable substrate. The efflux of glycine was accelerated by alanine. It was concluded that carrier-mediated facilitated diffusion was the mechanism of glycine uptake by, and efflux from, cerebral slices.

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