Neurotransmitter transporters: three distinct gene families

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1993 Jun;3(3):337-44. doi: 10.1016/0959-4388(93)90126-j.


Our understanding of the plasma membrane and vesicular transport systems that mediate neurotransmitter re-uptake has been greatly enhanced in the past year by the cloning and characterization of two additional gene families involved in this process, the excitatory amino acid transporters and the vesicular amine transporters. Additional members of the previously defined family of Na+/Cl(-)-dependent transporters continue to be identified.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Carrier Proteins / genetics
  • Carrier Proteins / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Neurotransmitter Agents / metabolism*


  • Carrier Proteins
  • Neurotransmitter Agents