The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Glutamine uptake and expression of mRNA's of glutamine transporting proteins in mouse cerebellar and cerebral cortical astrocytes and neurons.

The relative roles of the three sodium-dependent transport systems: A, ASC and N in the uptake of [3H]Gln, and the compatibility of the uptake characteristics with the expression of mRNAs coding for the Gln transporting molecules, were examined in primary cultures of astrocytes and neurons derived from mouse cerebellum, a glutaminergic system-enriched structure, and in cerebral cortex. Gln uptake activity (Vmax) was higher in cerebellar astrocytes or neurons than in their cerebral cortical counterparts. The N-methylamino-isobutyric acid (MeAiB)- and pH-sensitive, system A-mediated component of the uptake, and the uptake of [14C]MeAiB itself, was much more active in neurons than in astrocytes derived from either region. Also, the expression of mRNA for GlnT (SAT1), a system A isoform specific for Gln, was only expressed in neurons derived from both structures, while an alanine (Ala)-preferring system A transporter, SAT2, was expressed in neurons and astrocytes from either region. System ASC- mediated Gln uptake and expression of ASCT2 mRNA were in both structures more pronounced in astrocytes than in neurons, consistent with the postulated role of ASCT2 in the efflux of de novo synthesized Gln from astrocytes. System N-mediated (threonine+MeAiB-inhibitable) Gln uptake showed comparable activities in all four types of cells, which is compatible with the ubiquitous expression of NAT2 mRNA-a mouse brain-specific N-system isoform.[1]


WikiGenes - Universities