Volatile anesthetics attenuate oxidative stress-reduced activity of glutamate transporter type 3.

BACKGROUND Volatile anesthetics enhance the activity of glutamate transporter Type 3 (also called excitatory amino acid transporter Type 3, EAAT3), the major neuronal EAAT. In addition to glutamate, EAAT3 can also uptake L-cysteine, the rate-limiting substrate for the synthesis of glutathione. Our previous study showed that oxidative stress inhibited… CONTINUE READING