VGLUTs—Potential Targets for the Treatment of Seizures?

Abstract

Vesicular glutamate transporters (VGLUTs) load glutamate into synaptic vesicles. In this issue of Neuron, Juge et al. report that ketone bodies compete with chloride-dependent activation of VGLUTs, leading to suppression of glutamate release and seizures. These findings provide a surprising explanation for the efficacy of the ketogenic diet in controlling… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2010.09.037

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