Synergy and specificity of two Na+-aromatic amino acid symporters in the model alimentary canal of mosquito larvae.

@article{Okech2008SynergyAS,
  title={Synergy and specificity of two Na+-aromatic amino acid symporters in the model alimentary canal of mosquito larvae.},
  author={Bernard A Okech and Ella A. Meleshkevitch and Melissa M Miller and Lyudmila B. Popova and William R. Harvey and Dmitri Y. Boudko},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={211 Pt 10},
  pages={1594-602}
}
The nutrient amino acid transporter (NAT) subfamily is the largest subdivision of the sodium neurotransmitter symporter family (SNF; also known as SLC6; HUGO). There are seven members of the NAT population in the African malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae, two of which, AgNAT6 and AgNAT8, preferably transport indole- and phenyl-branched substrates, respectively. The relative expression and distribution of these aromatic NATs were examined with transporter-specific antibodies in Xenopus oocytes… CONTINUE READING