Cloning and expression of a high affinity taurine transporter from rat brain.


A cDNA clone (designated rB16a) encoding a taurine transporter has been isolated from rat brain, and its functional properties have been examined in mammalian cells. The nucleotide sequence of the clone predicts a 621-amino acid protein with significant homology to other neurotransmitter transporters. Hydropathy analysis reveals stretches of hydrophobic… (More)


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