volume 79, issue 4, P1137-1144 1997
DOI: 10.1016/s0306-4522(97)00025-0
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Abstract: Glial cells play an important role in the removal and metabolism of synaptically released glutamate in the central nervous system (CNS). It is not clear how glutamate is handled at peripheral glutamate synapses, which are not associated with glia. Glutamate is a likely transmitter in the synapse between the hair cells and afferent dendrites of the vestibular end organ. Immunocytochemistry was performed to investigate the distribution at this site of the high affinity glutamate transporter GLAST and glutamate m…

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