SLC1A3

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SLC1A3

A gene on chromosome 5p13 that encodes solute carrier family 1 member 3, 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
SLC1A3 mutations are associated with episodic ataxia, Type 6.
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Another suite of 14 separate detectors, the GLAST Burst Monitor (GBM), will cover avast range of lower energies, from 8,000 eV up to 90 MeV.
And if our galaxy really does have a halo of WIMPS, these particles should annihilate to produce positrons and photons detectable by GLAST.
A spacecraft similar to the original GLAST proposal, and with the same acronym--since renamed the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope--is being readied for a mid-May launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a Delta 2 rocket.
Now GLAST will suffer the thermal-vacuum test, a major rite of passage for all spacecraft.
Commenting on the award, Peter Murphy, President and CEO, said "We are extremely pleased to be part of a global leading-edge project such as GLAST.
Spectrum Astro is responsible for the design and manufacture of the GLAST Spacecraft, integration of the scientific instruments and integration of the over 9,000 lb.
Planned for launch in 2006, GLAST will inaugurate a new epoch in space-based physics investigation.
The contract effectively places TRW in the "finals" of the competition slated to select NASA's GLAST mission prime contractor in spring 2002.
The SIM cuts have one positive effect: they ease budget pressure on other near-term missions, such as the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST.
Planned for launch in 2005, GLAST will inaugurate a new epoch in space-based physics investigation.
GLAST is the follow-on mission to the TRW-built Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO) mission.