Glutamate aspartate transporter

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SLC1A3
Identifiers
Aliases SLC1A3, EA6, EAAT1, GLAST, GLAST1, solute carrier family 1 member 3
External IDs OMIM: 600111 MGI: 99917 HomoloGene: 20882 GeneCards: SLC1A3
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_001166695
NM_001166696
NM_001289939
NM_001289940
NM_004172

NM_148938

RefSeq (protein)

NP_001160167
NP_001160168
NP_001276868
NP_001276869
NP_004163

NP_683740

Location (UCSC) Chr 5: 36.61 – 36.69 Mb Chr 15: 8.63 – 8.71 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]
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Solute carrier family 1 (glial high-affinity glutamate transporter), member 3, also known as SLC1A3, is a protein that, in humans, is encoded by the SLC1A3 gene.[3] SLC1A3 is also often called the GLutamate ASpartate Transporter (GLAST) or Excitatory Amino Acid Transporter 1 (EAAT1) .

GLAST is predominantly expressed in the plasma membrane, allowing it to remove glutamate from the extracellular space.[4] It has also been localized in the inner mitochondrial membrane as part of the malate-aspartate shuttle.[5]

Mechanism[edit]

GLAST functions in vivo as a homotrimer.[6] GLAST mediates the transport of glutamic and aspartic acid with the cotransport of three Na+ and one H+ cations and counter transport of one K+ cation. This co-transport coupling (or symport) allows the transport of glutamate into cells against a concentration gradient.[7]

"Diagram Illustrating the Malate-Asparate Shuttle Pathway". (Glutamate aspartate transporter labeled at bottom center.) 
Expression of SLC1A3 in the Bergmann glia fibers. Mouse brain at 7th postnatal day, sagittal section; GENSAT database. 

Tissue distribution[edit]

GLAST is expressed throughout the CNS,[8] and is highly expressed in astrocytes and Bergmann glia in the cerebellum.[9][10] In the retina, GLAST is expressed in Muller cells.[11] GLAST is also expressed in a number of other tissues including cardiac myocytes.[5]

Clinical significance[edit]

It is associated with type 6 episodic_ataxia.[12]

Pharmacology[edit]

DL-threo-beta-benzyloxyaspartate (TBOA) is an inhibitor of the excitatory amino acid transporters.[13]

Selective inhibitors for GLAST have recently been discovered based on 25 combinations of substitutions at the 4 and 7 positions of 2-amino-5-oxo-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-4H-chromene-3-carbonitril.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  2. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  3. ^ "Entrez Gene: SLC1A3 solute carrier family 1 (glial high affinity glutamate transporter), member 3". 
  4. ^ Lehre KP, Levy LM, Ottersen OP, Storm-Mathisen J, Danbolt NC (March 1995). "Differential expression of two glial glutamate transporters in the rat brain: quantitative and immunocytochemical observations.". The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 15 (3 Pt 1): 1835–53. PMID 7891138. 
  5. ^ a b Ralphe JC, Segar JL, Schutte BC, Scholz TD (2004). "Localization and function of the brain excitatory amino acid transporter type 1 in cardiac mitochondria". J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 37 (1): 33–41. PMID 15242733. doi:10.1016/j.yjmcc.2004.04.008. 
  6. ^ Gendreau S, Voswinkel S, Torres-Salazar D, Lang N, Heidtmann H, Detro-Dassen S, Schmalzing G, Hidalgo P, Fahlke C (Sep 17, 2004). "A trimeric quaternary structure is conserved in bacterial and human glutamate transporters.". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 279 (38): 39505–12. PMID 15265858. doi:10.1074/jbc.M408038200. 
  7. ^ Kanai Y, Hediger MA (2004). "The glutamate/neutral amino acid transporter family SLC1: molecular, physiological and pharmacological aspects". Pflugers Arch. 447 (5): 469–79. PMID 14530974. doi:10.1007/s00424-003-1146-4. 
  8. ^ Danbolt NC (September 2001). "Glutamate uptake". Prog. Neurobiol. 65 (1): 1–105. PMID 11369436. doi:10.1016/S0301-0082(00)00067-8. 
  9. ^ Storck T, Schulte S, Hofmann K, Stoffel W (1992). "Structure, expression, and functional analysis of a Na(+)-dependent glutamate/aspartate transporter from rat brain". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 89 (22): 10955–9. PMC 50461Freely accessible. PMID 1279699. doi:10.1073/pnas.89.22.10955. 
  10. ^ Rothstein JD, Martin L, Levey AI, Dykes-Hoberg M, Jin L, Wu D, Nash N, Kuncl RW (1994). "Localization of neuronal and glial glutamate transporters". Neuron. 13 (3): 713–25. PMID 7917301. doi:10.1016/0896-6273(94)90038-8. 
  11. ^ Rauen T, Taylor WR, Kuhlbrodt K, Wiessner M (1998). "High-affinity glutamate transporters in the rat retina: a major role of the glial glutamate transporter GLAST-1 in transmitter clearance". Cell Tissue Res. 291 (1): 19–31. PMID 9394040. doi:10.1007/s004410050976. 
  12. ^ Jen JC, Wan J, Palos TP, Howard BD, Baloh RW (2005). "Mutation in the glutamate transporter EAAT1 causes episodic ataxia, hemiplegia, and seizures". Neurology. 65 (4): 529–34. PMID 16116111. doi:10.1212/01.WNL.0000172638.58172.5a. 
  13. ^ Shimamoto K, Lebrun B, Yasuda-Kamatani Y, Sakaitani M, Shigeri Y, Yumoto N, Nakajima T (February 1998). "DL-threo-beta-benzyloxyaspartate, a potent blocker of excitatory amino acid transporters.". Molecular Pharmacology. 53 (2): 195–201. PMID 9463476. 
  14. ^ Jensen AA, Erichsen MN, Nielsen CW, Stensbøl TB, Kehler J, Bunch L (Feb 26, 2009). "Discovery of the first selective inhibitor of excitatory amino acid transporter subtype 1.". Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 52 (4): 912–5. PMID 19161278. doi:10.1021/jm8013458. 

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