solute carrier family 1 (glial high affinity glutamate transporter), member 2
Solute carrier family 1 glial high affinity glutamate transporter member 2
Solute carrier family 1 member 2
Transports L-glutamate and also L- and D-aspartate. Essential for terminating the postsynaptic action of glutamate by rapidly removing released glutamate from the synaptic cleft. Acts as a symport by cotransporting sodium.
Belongs to the sodium:dicarboxylate (SDF) symporter (TC 2.A.23) family. SLC1A2 subfamily.
Potapenko ES et al. Altered astrocyte glutamate transporter regulation of hypothalamic neurosecretory neurons in heart failure rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol303:R291-300 (2012).
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