Neurotransmitter Transporters, Volume 296

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780121821975
eBook ISBN: 9780080884073
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th September 1998
Page Count: 784


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General Description of the Series:

Neurotransmitter Transporters focuses on biochemical, electrophysiological, pharmacological, molecular, and cell biological approaches used to study neurotransmitter transport systems. The articles provide detailed descriptions of procedures that should enable the reader to understand how they are accomplished and to repeat or adapt them for their own experimental needs. This book is the first to focus on methods that have been the basis for the rapid development of this area.

General Description of the Series: The critically acclaimed laboratory standard for more than forty years, Methods in Enzymology is one of the most highly respected publications in the field of biochemistry. Since 1955, each volume has been eagerly awaited, frequently consulted, and praised by researchers and reviewers alike. Now with more than 300 volumes (all of them still in print), the series contains much material still relevant today--truly an essential publication for researchers in all fields of life sciences.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* The transport of CNS neurotransmitter transporters

  • Electrophysiological, biochemical, molecular, cellular biological, pharmacological, neurochemical, and structural approaches
  • Both plasma and vesicular carriers


Biochemists, neuroscientists, physiologists, molecular and cell biologists, pharmacologists, and geneticists.

Table of Contents

Purification of Transporter Proteins and cDNAs:

Plasma Membrane Carriers:

C. Aragon and B. Lopez-Corcuera, Purification, Hydrodynamic Properties, and Glycosylation Analysis of Glycine Transporters.

M.F. Romero, Y. Kanai, H. Gunshin, and M.A. Hediger, Expression Cloning Using Xenopus laevis Oocytes.

N. Nelson and Q.R. Liu, Cloning of Genes of cDNAs Encoding Neurotransmitter Transporters and their Localization by Immunocytochemistry.

Vesicular Carriers:

R. Yelin and S. Schuldiner, Purification of the Vesicular Monoamine Transporters: From Classical Techniques to Histidine Tags.

J.P. Henry, C. Sagné, M.F. Isambert, and B. Gasnier, Noncovalent and Covalent Labeling of the Vesicular Monoamine Transporter with Tetrabenazine and Ketanserin Derivatives; Purification of the Photolabeled Protein.

H. Varoqui and J.D. Erickson, Functional Identification of Vesicular Monoamine and Acetylcholine Transporters.

S.M. Parsons, G.A. Rogers, and L.M. Gracz, Photoaffinity Labeling of the Vesicular Acetylcholine Transporter from the Electric Organ of Torpedo.

J.W. Hell and R. Jahn, Bioenergetic Characterization of the GABA Transporter of Synaptic Vesicles.

S.M. Lewis and T. Ueda, Solubilization and Reconstitution of the Synaptic Vesicle Glutamate Transport System.

J.P. Finn, III, A. Merickel, and R.H. Edwards, Analysis of Neurotransmitter Transport into Secretory Vesicles. Pharmacological Approaches and Binding Studies:

P. Krogsgaard-Larsen, B.F. Frølund, and E. Falch, Inhibitors of GABA Transport as Experimental Tools and Therapeutic Agents.

A.R. Chamberlin, H.P. Koch, and R.J. Bridges, Design and Synthesis of the Con


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