Inherited defects of sodium-dependent glutamate transport mediated by glutamate/aspartate transporter in canine red cells due to a decreased level of transporter protein expression.

@article{Sato2000InheritedDO,
  title={Inherited defects of sodium-dependent glutamate transport mediated by glutamate/aspartate transporter in canine red cells due to a decreased level of transporter protein expression.},
  author={Kota Sato and Masami Inaba and Yoshihiro Suwa and Aya Matsuu and Yoshiaki Hikasa and Kenjiro Ono and Katsumoto Kagota},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2000},
  volume={275 9},
  pages={6620-7}
}
Canine red cells have a high affinity Na(+)/K(+)-dependent glutamate transporter. We herein demonstrate that this transport is mediated by the canine homologue of glutamate/aspartate transporter (GLAST), one of the glutamate transporter subtypes abundant in the central nervous system. We also demonstrate that GLAST is the most ubiquitous glutamate transporter among the transporter subtypes that have been cloned to date. The GLAST protein content was extremely reduced in variant red cells, low… CONTINUE READING