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Vol. 69, No. 3-4, 1995
Issue release date: 1995
Cytogenet Cell Genet 1995;69:209–210
Gene Mapping, Cloning, and Sequencing

Localization of the gene (SLC1A3) encoding human glutamate transporter (GluT-1) to 5p13 by fluorescence in situ hybridization

Takai S.a · Yamada K.a · Kawakami H.b · Tanaka K.c · Nakamura S.b
aDepartment of Genetics, Research Institute, International Medical Center of Japan, Tokyo; bThird Department of Internal Medicine, Hiroshima University School of Medicine, Hiroshima; cDepartment of Degenerative Neurological Diseases, National Institute of Neuroscience, NCNP Kodaira (Japan)


The glutamate transporter takes up glutamate to terminate neurotransmission and to prevent neuronal cell death. Chromosomal location of the human glutamate transporter, hGluT-1, gene (SLC1A3) was determined by fluorescence in situ hybridization. SLC1A3 was mapped to chromosome 5p13.

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Received: 27 April 1994
Published online: May 15, 2008
Number of Print Pages : 2

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Cytogenetic and Genome Research

Vol. 69, No. 3-4, Year 1995 (Cover Date: 1995)

Journal Editor: Schmid M. (Würzburg)
ISSN: 1424–8581 (Print), eISSN: 1424–859X (Online)

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