Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Cell Biol. 2002 Apr 29;157(3):349-55. Epub 2002 Apr 29.

The glutamine commute: take the N line and transfer to the A.

Author information

1
Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Department of Neurology, University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA.

Abstract

The transfer of glutamine between cells contributes to signaling as well as to metabolism. The recent identification and characterization of the system N and A family of transporters has begun to suggest mechanisms for the directional transfer of glutamine, and should provide ways to test its physiological significance in diverse processes from nitrogen to neurotransmitter release.

PMID:
11980913
PMCID:
PMC2173294
DOI:
10.1083/jcb.200201070
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for HighWire Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center