Synaptically evoked glutamate transporter currents in Spinal Dorsal Horn Astrocytes

@article{Zhang2009SynapticallyEG,
  title={Synaptically evoked glutamate transporter currents in Spinal Dorsal Horn Astrocytes},
  author={Haijun Zhang and Wen-Jun Xin and Patrick M Dougherty},
  journal={Molecular Pain},
  year={2009},
  volume={5},
  pages={36 - 36}
}
BACKGROUND Removing and sequestering synaptically released glutamate from the extracellular space is carried out by specific plasma membrane transporters that are primarily located in astrocytes. Glial glutamate transporter function can be monitored by recording the currents that are produced by co-transportation of Na+ ions with the uptake of glutamate. The goal of this study was to characterize glutamate transporter function in astrocytes of the spinal cord dorsal horn in real time by… CONTINUE READING