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- adj. Of or pertaining to hydrocinnamic acid or its derivatives.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Derived from hydrogen and cinnamic acid.
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In my laboratory, my colleagues and I injected hydrocinnamic acid into the brains of alcohol-preferring mice whose alcohol intake had been measured under conditions in which they had a choice of alcohol or water.
When we measured the level of brain enkephalin in both groups, we found it to be significantly higher in the group that had received the hydrocinnamic acid.
To find the reason for this encouraging effect, we then injected one group of alcohol-preferring mice with hydrocinnamic acid, and another similar group with a saline solution.
When I discussed the experiment with Ehrenpreis he suggested that we begin by testing the effect of hydrocinnamic acid, a metabolite of D-phenylalanine thought to be a more potent inhibitor than D-phenylalanine, itself.