Author(s): Cohen SM, Nadler JV
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Abstract NA(+)-dependent uptake of proline and glutamate by hippocampal synaptosomes was studied during postnatal development. At all ages from 9 days to adulthood, hippocampal synaptosomes transported proline by both a high-affinity and a low-affinity process, whereas glutamate was always transported predominantly by a high-affinity process. During the period of rapid synaptogenesis, the KT for high-affinity proline transport overshot the adult value, whereas the KT for glutamate transport increased steadily toward the adult value. The ratio of KT values for proline and glutamate was 2-3 times the adult value between 12 and 24 days of age. Although high-affinity transporters for proline and glutamate are expressed by nearly the same hippocampal pathways, they are differentially regulated during postnatal development.
This article was published in Brain Res Dev Brain Res
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology