|Calculated MW||67 KDa|
|Other Names||Sodium- and chloride-dependent GABA transporter 1, GAT-1, Solute carrier family 6 member 1, Slc6a1, Gabt1, Gat-1, Gat1|
|Target/Specificity||Synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acid residues from the C-terminal region conjugated to KLH.|
|Format||Prepared from rabbit serum by affinity purification.|
|Antibody Specificity||Specific for the ~67k GAT-1 protein. Immunolabeling is blocked by the peptide used as antigen.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||GABA Transporter (GAT) 1 Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
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Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, causing a hyperpolarization of the membrane through the opening of a Cl− channel associated with the GABAA receptor (GABAA-R) subtype. GABA plasma membrane transporters (GATs) influence synaptic neurotransmission by high-affinity uptake and release of GABA. To date, four distinct GABA transporters have been identified: GAT-1, GAT-2, GAT-3, and BGT-1. GAT-1, the most abundant of the transporters, is found predominantly in neurons, but also in some specialized glia (Minelli et al., 1995). GAT-1 is thought to play a key role in epileptogenesis (Zhao et al. 2003).
Minelli A, Brecha NC, Karschin C, DeBiasi S, Conti F (1995) GAT-1, a high-affinity GABA plasma membrana transporter, is localizad to neurons and astroglia int he cerebral cortex. J. Neurosci. 15(11):7734-7746.
Zhao WJ, Ma YH, Fei J, Mei ZT, Guo LH (2003) Increase in drug-induced seizure susceptibility of transgenic mice overexpressing GABA transporter 1. Acta Pharmacol. Sin. 24(10):991-5.
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