Journal article

Neuronal and glial localization of GABA transporter immunoreactivity in the myenteric plexus

EL Fletcher, MJ Clark, JB Furness

CELL AND TISSUE RESEARCH | SPRINGER-VERLAG | Published : 2002

Abstract

The neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is removed from the extracellular space by sodium and chloride dependent high affinity plasma membrane transporters. In the rat central nervous system, three GABA transporters, GAT1, GAT2 and GAT3, have been cloned and localized by immunohistochemistry. The purpose of this study was to examine the distribution of these transporters within the myenteric plexus of the rat gastrointestinal tract. We investigated their cellular locations using GAT1-3 specific antisera in lightly fixed segments of rat duodenum, ileum and colon. Immunohistochemistry revealed a large number of GAT2-immunoreactive structures that surrounded neurons within each gang..

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