SLC1A2(redirected from glial high-affinity glutamate transporter)
SLC1A2A 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.
SLC1A2 mutations are associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
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