Cloning and Characterization of a Drosophila melanogaster cDNA Encoding a Glutamate Transporter

Tsuyoshi Kawano, Kyoko Takuwa, Hisato Kuniyoshi, Naoto Juni, Terumi Nakajima, Daisuke Yamamoto, Yasuo Kimura

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    Abstract

    A Drosophila cDNA encoding a glutamate transporter was cloned and examined. The predicted protein (479 amino acid residues) shows significant sequence identity with mammalian counterparts. The protein expressed in Xenopus oocytes had a glutamate transport activity. Northern blot analysis showed that the transcript increased in amount developmentally. This expression pattern is different from those of Drosophila glutamate receptors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2042-2044
    Number of pages3
    JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
    Volume63
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1

    Keywords

    • Cdna cloning
    • Drosophila
    • Glutamate transporter
    • Insect

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Organic Chemistry

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