SLC1A2

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SLC1A2

A gene on chromosome 11p13-p12 that encodes solute carrier family 1 member 2, a high-affinity glutamate transporter that plays a key role in transporting glutamate across plasma membranes. In the brain, these transporters clear the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate from the extracellular space at synapses in the CNS and maintain extracellular glutamate concentrations below neurotoxic levels.

Molecular biology
SLC1A2 mutations are associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
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The healthy brain uses the protein called excitatory amino acid transporter 2 (EAAT2) to mop us excess glutamate outside nerve cells.
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