Glial Transport of Amino Acid Neurotransmitter Candidates
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).
KeywordsGlutamate Uptake Amino Acid Neurotransmitter Synaptosomal Fraction Taurine Uptake Central Nervous Tissue
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