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Neurochem Int. 2001 May;38(6):463-84.

Amino acids and their transporters in the retina.

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Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia.

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  • Neurochem Int 2001 Sep;39(3):261-5.


This review provides an overview of the distributions, properties and roles of amino acid transport systems in normal and pathological retinal tissues and discusses the roles of specific identified transporters in the mammalian retina. The retina is used in this context as a vehicle for describing neuronal and glial properties, which are in some, but not all cases comparable to those found elsewhere an the brain. Where significant departures are noted, these are discussed in the context of functional specialisations of the retina and its relationship to adjacent supporting tissues such as the retinal pigment epithelium. Specific examples are given where immunocytochemical labelling for amino acid transporters may yield inaccurate results, possibly because of activity-dependent conformation changes of epitopes in these proteins which render the epitopes more or less accessible to antibodies.

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