Genomic structure of a Drosophila melanogaster gene, Dglt-1, encoding a glutamate transporter and analyses of the spatial distribution of the transcript

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

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    Abstract

    The structure and expression of the Drosophila glutamate transporter gene Dglt-1 was examined. The gene contained at least 11 exons and putative target sequences of a glia-specific transcription factor. The gene expression was restricted to the central nervous system, including optic anlage and optic lobe, suggesting that Dglt-1 may be involved in development of the visual system in addition to excitatory synaptic transmission.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)31-36
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
    Volume5
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Keywords

    • Drosophila
    • Gene expression
    • Genomic structure
    • Glial cell
    • Glutamate transporter

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biophysics
    • Biochemistry
    • Molecular Biology
    • Genetics

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