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
Externally publishedYes

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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