Bioenergetics of neurotransmitter transport.

  title={Bioenergetics of neurotransmitter transport.},
  author={Gary Rudnick},
  journal={Journal of bioenergetics and biomembranes},
  volume={30 2},
  • Gary Rudnick
  • Published 1998 in Journal of bioenergetics and biomembranes
Neurotransmitter transporters are essential components in the recycling of neurotransmitters released during neuronal activity. These transporters are the targets for important drugs affecting mood and behavior. They fall into at least four gene families, two encoding proteins in the plasma membrane and two in the synaptic vesicle membrane, although the known vesicular transporters have not all been cloned. Each of these transporters works by coupling the downhill movement of small ions such as… CONTINUE READING