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Glial Transport of Amino Acid Neurotransmitter Candidates

  • Fritz A. Henn

Abstract

The finding that glia had a high-affinity transport system for GABA (Henn and Hamberger, 1971), and the almost simultaneous autoradiographic confirmation of at least some glial localization for this substance in a variety of preparations (Hökfelt and Ljungdahl, 1970; Orkand and Kravitz, 1971; Neal and Iversen, 1972), suggested a closer investigation of glial transport of putative neurotransmitters. The initial studies on GABA transport were carried out using a bulk-isolated glial cell fraction obtained by the method of Bloomstrand and Hamberger (1969).

Keywords

Glutamate Uptake Amino Acid Neurotransmitter Synaptosomal Fraction Taurine Uptake Central Nervous Tissue 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fritz A. Henn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryThe University of IowaIowa CityUSA

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