Journal article

MOLECULAR-CLONING, EXPRESSION, AND PHARMACOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF HUMEAA1, A HUMAN KAINATE RECEPTOR SUBUNIT

RK KAMBOJ, DD SCHOEPP, S NUTT, L SHEKTER, B KORCZAK, RA TRUE, V RAMPERSAD, DM ZIMMERMAN, MA WOSNICK

JOURNAL OF NEUROCHEMISTRY | LIPPINCOTT-RAVEN PUBL | Published : 1994

Abstract

Kainate is a potent neuroexcitatory agent; its neurotoxicity is thought to be mediated by an ionotropic receptor with a nanomolar affinity for kainate. In this report, we describe the cloning of a cDNA encoding a human glutamate ionotropic receptor subunit protein from a human hippocampal library. This cDNA, termed humEAA1, is most closely related to rat and human cDNAs for kainate receptor proteins and, when expressed in COS or Chinese hamster ovary cells, is associated with high-affinity kainate receptor binding. We have successfully established cell lines stably expressing humEAA1. This is the first report of establishment of stable cell lines expressing a glutamate receptor subunit. The ..

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