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Robert Edwards, MD

TitleProfessor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentNeurology
Address600 16th St
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-502-5687
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    University of California, San FranciscoPost-Doc Fellow/Scholar1986 Medicine (Neurology)
    University of California, San Francisco Residency
    Johns HopkinsM.D.1980School of Medicine

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    Neurotransmitter Corelease
    NIH/NINDS R01NS103938Sep 15, 2017 - May 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Structural Basis of Vesicular Neurotransmitter Transport
    NIH/NINDS R01NS089713Aug 1, 2015 - Apr 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Proteomic Analysis of Synaptic Vesicle Pools
    NIH/NIMH R21MH101704Jul 1, 2013 - Jun 30, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Formation of the Regulated Secretory Pathway
    NIH/NIMH R01MH096863Jul 1, 2012 - Jun 30, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    2010 and 2012 Membrane Transport Proteins
    NIH/NIMH R13MH091834May 15, 2010 - Apr 14, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Alpha-Synuclein and the Synaptic Vesicle Cycle
    NIH/NINDS R01NS062715Dec 1, 2009 - Nov 30, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Membrane Protein Expression Center
    NIH/NIGMS P50GM073210Sep 24, 2004 - Aug 31, 2014
    Role: Co-Investigator
    New Perspectives in Transporter Biology-FASEB Conference
    NIH/NIDA R13DA016646Jun 1, 2003 - May 31, 2004
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Pharmacogenetics of Membrane Transporters
    NIH U01GM061390Apr 1, 2000 - Jul 14, 2010
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Transport of Neurotransmitters Into Synaptic Vesicles
    NIH/NIMH K02MH001365Jul 1, 1996 - Aug 31, 2006
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Presynaptic Mechanisms of Neural Plasticity
    NIH/NIDA P01DA010154Sep 30, 1995 - Apr 30, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Transport of Neurotransmitter Into Synaptic Vesicles
    NIH/NIMH R37MH050712Jul 1, 1993 - May 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Transport of Neurotransmitter Into Synaptic Vesicles
    NIH/NIMH R01MH050712Jul 1, 1993 - Jul 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    ROLE OF MULTIPLE NGF PRECURSORS IN NEURAL DEVELOPMENT
    NIH/NINDS K08NS001146Jul 1, 1986 - Jun 30, 1991
    Role: Principal Investigator
    THE SELECTIVE EXPRESSION OF DIFFERENT NEURAL GROWTH (RG)
    NIH/NINDS F32NS007529Jul 1, 1985
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Bio-Organic Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Resource
    NIH P41RR001614Mar 1, 1982 - May 31, 2015
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Function and development in the synapse
    NIH P01NS016033Apr 1, 1980 - Jun 30, 2009
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Logan T, Bendor J, Toupin C, Thorn K, Edwards R. a-Synuclein promotes dilation of the exocytotic fusion pore. Nat Neurosci. 2017 May; 20(5):681-689. PMID: 28288128.
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    2. Maas JW, Yang J, Edwards R. Endogenous Leucine-Rich Repeat Kinase 2 Slows Synaptic Vesicle Recycling in Striatal Neurons. Front Synaptic Neurosci. 2017; 9:5. PMID: 28280464.
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    3. Silm K, Edwards R. One Cycle Fuels Another: The Energetics of Neurotransmitter Release. Neuron. 2017 Feb 08; 93(3):470-472. PMID: 28182901.
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    4. Sheng N, Yang J, Silm K, Edwards R, Nicoll RA. A slow excitatory postsynaptic current mediated by a novel metabotropic glutamate receptor in CA1 pyramidal neurons. Neuropharmacology. 2017 Mar 15; 115:4-9. PMID: 27567940.
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    5. Mende M, Fletcher EV, Belluardo JL, Pierce JP, Bommareddy PK, Weinrich JA, Kabir ZD, Schierberl KC, Pagiazitis JG, Mendelsohn AI, Francesconi A, Edwards R, Milner TA, Rajadhyaksha AM, van Roessel PJ, Mentis GZ, Kaltschmidt JA. Sensory-Derived Glutamate Regulates Presynaptic Inhibitory Terminals in Mouse Spinal Cord. Neuron. 2016 Jun 15; 90(6):1189-202. PMID: 27263971; PMCID: PMC4912012 [Available on 06/15/17].
    6. Eriksen J, Chang R, McGregor M, Silm K, Suzuki T, Edwards R. Protons Regulate Vesicular Glutamate Transporters through an Allosteric Mechanism. Neuron. 2016 May 18; 90(4):768-80. PMID: 27133463; PMCID: PMC4886649 [Available on 05/18/17].
    7. Pathak D, Shields LY, Mendelsohn BA, Haddad D, Lin W, Gerencser AA, Kim H, Brand MD, Edwards R, Nakamura K. The role of mitochondrially derived ATP in synaptic vesicle recycling. J Biol Chem. 2015 Sep 11; 290(37):22325-36. PMID: 26126824; PMCID: PMC4566209.
    8. Edwards R. Mobile binding sites regulate glutamate clearance. Nat Neurosci. 2015 Feb; 18(2):166-8. PMID: 25622571.
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    9. Berthet A, Margolis EB, Zhang J, Hsieh I, Zhang J, Hnasko TS, Ahmad J, Edwards R, Sesaki H, Huang EJ, Nakamura K. Loss of mitochondrial fission depletes axonal mitochondria in midbrain dopamine neurons. J Neurosci. 2014 Oct 22; 34(43):14304-17. PMID: 25339743; PMCID: PMC4205554.
    10. Incontro S, Asensio CS, Edwards R, Nicoll RA. Efficient, complete deletion of synaptic proteins using CRISPR. Neuron. 2014 Sep 03; 83(5):1051-7. PMID: 25155957; PMCID: PMC4195490.
    11. Asensio CS, Sirkis DW, Maas JW, Egami K, To TL, Brodsky FM, Shu X, Cheng Y, Edwards R. Self-assembly of VPS41 promotes sorting required for biogenesis of the regulated secretory pathway. Dev Cell. 2013 Nov 25; 27(4):425-37. PMID: 24210660; PMCID: PMC3974617.
    12. Sirkis DW, Edwards R, Asensio CS. Widespread dysregulation of peptide hormone release in mice lacking adaptor protein AP-3. PLoS Genet. 2013; 9(9):e1003812. PMID: 24086151; PMCID: PMC3784564.
    13. Bendor JT, Logan TP, Edwards R. The function of a-synuclein. Neuron. 2013 Sep 18; 79(6):1044-66. PMID: 24050397; PMCID: PMC3866954.
    14. Foss SM, Li H, Santos MS, Edwards R, Voglmaier SM. Multiple dileucine-like motifs direct VGLUT1 trafficking. J Neurosci. 2013 Jun 26; 33(26):10647-60. PMID: 23804088; PMCID: PMC3693054.
    15. Hnasko TS, Hjelmstad GO, Fields HL, Edwards R. Ventral tegmental area glutamate neurons: electrophysiological properties and projections. J Neurosci. 2012 Oct 24; 32(43):15076-85. PMID: 23100428; PMCID: PMC3685320.
    16. Akil O, Seal RP, Burke K, Wang C, Alemi A, During M, Edwards R, Lustig LR. Restoration of hearing in the VGLUT3 knockout mouse using virally mediated gene therapy. Neuron. 2012 Jul 26; 75(2):283-93. PMID: 22841313; PMCID: PMC3408581.
    17. Cunningham KA, Hua Z, Srinivasan S, Liu J, Lee BH, Edwards R, Ashrafi K. AMP-activated kinase links serotonergic signaling to glutamate release for regulation of feeding behavior in C. elegans. Cell Metab. 2012 Jul 03; 16(1):113-21. PMID: 22768843; PMCID: PMC3413480.
    18. Wu S, Avila-Sakar A, Kim J, Booth DS, Greenberg CH, Rossi A, Liao M, Li X, Alian A, Griner SL, Juge N, Yu Y, Mergel CM, Chaparro-Riggers J, Strop P, Tampé R, Edwards R, Stroud RM, Craik CS, Cheng Y. Fabs enable single particle cryoEM studies of small proteins. Structure. 2012 Apr 04; 20(4):582-92. PMID: 22483106; PMCID: PMC3322386.
    19. Blakely RD, Edwards R. Vesicular and plasma membrane transporters for neurotransmitters. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2012 Feb 01; 4(2). PMID: 22199021; PMCID: PMC3281572.
    20. Lee HY, Nakayama J, Xu Y, Fan X, Karouani M, Shen Y, Pothos EN, Hess EJ, Fu YH, Edwards R, Ptácek LJ. Dopamine dysregulation in a mouse model of paroxysmal nonkinesigenic dyskinesia. J Clin Invest. 2012 Feb; 122(2):507-18. PMID: 22214848; PMCID: PMC3533379.
    21. Hnasko TS, Edwards R. Neurotransmitter corelease: mechanism and physiological role. Annu Rev Physiol. 2012; 74:225-43. PMID: 22054239; PMCID: PMC4090038.
    22. Goh GY, Huang H, Ullman J, Borre L, Hnasko TS, Trussell LO, Edwards R. Presynaptic regulation of quantal size: K+/H+ exchange stimulates vesicular glutamate transport. Nat Neurosci. 2011 Aug 28; 14(10):1285-92. PMID: 21874016; PMCID: PMC3183113.
    23. Hua Z, Leal-Ortiz S, Foss SM, Waites CL, Garner CC, Voglmaier SM, Edwards R. v-SNARE composition distinguishes synaptic vesicle pools. Neuron. 2011 Aug 11; 71(3):474-87. PMID: 21835344; PMCID: PMC3155686.
    24. Koch SM, Dela Cruz CG, Hnasko TS, Edwards R, Huberman AD, Ullian EM. Pathway-specific genetic attenuation of glutamate release alters select features of competition-based visual circuit refinement. Neuron. 2011 Jul 28; 71(2):235-42. PMID: 21791283; PMCID: PMC3375067.
    25. Nakamura K, Nemani VM, Azarbal F, Skibinski G, Levy JM, Egami K, Munishkina L, Zhang J, Gardner B, Wakabayashi J, Sesaki H, Cheng Y, Finkbeiner S, Nussbaum RL, Masliah E, Edwards R. Direct membrane association drives mitochondrial fission by the Parkinson disease-associated protein alpha-synuclein. J Biol Chem. 2011 Jun 10; 286(23):20710-26. PMID: 21489994; PMCID: PMC3121472.
    26. Asensio CS, Sirkis DW, Edwards R. RNAi screen identifies a role for adaptor protein AP-3 in sorting to the regulated secretory pathway. J Cell Biol. 2010 Dec 13; 191(6):1173-87. PMID: 21149569; PMCID: PMC3002028.
    27. Juge N, Gray JA, Omote H, Miyaji T, Inoue T, Hara C, Uneyama H, Edwards R, Nicoll RA, Moriyama Y. Metabolic control of vesicular glutamate transport and release. Neuron. 2010 Oct 06; 68(1):99-112. PMID: 20920794; PMCID: PMC2978156.
    28. Onoa B, Li H, Gagnon-Bartsch JA, Elias LA, Edwards R. Vesicular monoamine and glutamate transporters select distinct synaptic vesicle recycling pathways. J Neurosci. 2010 Jun 09; 30(23):7917-27. PMID: 20534840; PMCID: PMC3184447.
    29. Hnasko TS, Chuhma N, Zhang H, Goh GY, Sulzer D, Palmiter RD, Rayport S, Edwards R. Vesicular glutamate transport promotes dopamine storage and glutamate corelease in vivo. Neuron. 2010 Mar 11; 65(5):643-56. PMID: 20223200; PMCID: PMC2846457.
    30. Noh J, Seal RP, Garver JA, Edwards R, Kandler K. Glutamate co-release at GABA/glycinergic synapses is crucial for the refinement of an inhibitory map. Nat Neurosci. 2010 Feb; 13(2):232-8. PMID: 20081852; PMCID: PMC2832847.
    31. Nemani VM, Lu W, Berge V, Nakamura K, Onoa B, Lee MK, Chaudhry FA, Nicoll RA, Edwards R. Increased expression of alpha-synuclein reduces neurotransmitter release by inhibiting synaptic vesicle reclustering after endocytosis. Neuron. 2010 Jan 14; 65(1):66-79. PMID: 20152114; PMCID: PMC3119527.
    32. Seal RP, Wang X, Guan Y, Raja SN, Woodbury CJ, Basbaum AI, Edwards R. Injury-induced mechanical hypersensitivity requires C-low threshold mechanoreceptors. Nature. 2009 Dec 03; 462(7273):651-5. PMID: 19915548; PMCID: PMC2810205.
    33. Gubernator NG, Zhang H, Staal RG, Mosharov EV, Pereira DB, Yue M, Balsanek V, Vadola PA, Mukherjee B, Edwards R, Sulzer D, Sames D. Fluorescent false neurotransmitters visualize dopamine release from individual presynaptic terminals. Science. 2009 Jun 12; 324(5933):1441-4. PMID: 19423778.
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    34. Blankenship AG, Ford KJ, Johnson J, Seal RP, Edwards R, Copenhagen DR, Feller MB. Synaptic and extrasynaptic factors governing glutamatergic retinal waves. Neuron. 2009 Apr 30; 62(2):230-41. PMID: 19409268; PMCID: PMC2807181.
    35. Mosharov EV, Larsen KE, Kanter E, Phillips KA, Wilson K, Schmitz Y, Krantz DE, Kobayashi K, Edwards R, Sulzer D. Interplay between cytosolic dopamine, calcium, and alpha-synuclein causes selective death of substantia nigra neurons. Neuron. 2009 Apr 30; 62(2):218-29. PMID: 19409267; PMCID: PMC2677560.
    36. Edwards R. What the neuron tells glia. Neuron. 2009 Mar 26; 61(6):811-2. PMID: 19323989.
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    37. Nakamura K, Nemani VM, Wallender EK, Kaehlcke K, Ott M, Edwards R. Optical reporters for the conformation of alpha-synuclein reveal a specific interaction with mitochondria. J Neurosci. 2008 Nov 19; 28(47):12305-17. PMID: 19020024.
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    38. Seal RP, Akil O, Yi E, Weber CM, Grant L, Yoo J, Clause A, Kandler K, Noebels JL, Glowatzki E, Lustig LR, Edwards R. Sensorineural deafness and seizures in mice lacking vesicular glutamate transporter 3. Neuron. 2008 Jan 24; 57(2):263-75. PMID: 18215623; PMCID: PMC2293283.
    39. Chaudhry FA, Boulland JL, Jenstad M, Bredahl MK, Edwards R. Pharmacology of neurotransmitter transport into secretory vesicles. Handb Exp Pharmacol. 2008; (184):77-106. PMID: 18064412.
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    40. Chaudhry FA, Edwards R, Fonnum F. Vesicular neurotransmitter transporters as targets for endogenous and exogenous toxic substances. Annu Rev Pharmacol Toxicol. 2008; 48:277-301. PMID: 17883368.
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    41. Edwards R. The neurotransmitter cycle and quantal size. Neuron. 2007 Sep 20; 55(6):835-58. PMID: 17880890.
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    42. Nakamura K, Edwards R. Physiology versus pathology in Parkinson's disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Jul 17; 104(29):11867-8. PMID: 17623781; PMCID: PMC1924576.
    43. Johnson J, Fremeau RT, Duncan JL, Rentería RC, Yang H, Hua Z, Liu X, LaVail MM, Edwards R, Copenhagen DR. Vesicular glutamate transporter 1 is required for photoreceptor synaptic signaling but not for intrinsic visual functions. J Neurosci. 2007 Jul 04; 27(27):7245-55. PMID: 17611277; PMCID: PMC2443709.
    44. Voglmaier SM, Edwards R. Do different endocytic pathways make different synaptic vesicles? Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2007 Jun; 17(3):374-80. PMID: 17449236.
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    45. Larsen KE, Schmitz Y, Troyer MD, Mosharov E, Dietrich P, Quazi AZ, Savalle M, Nemani V, Chaudhry FA, Edwards R, Stefanis L, Sulzer D. Alpha-synuclein overexpression in PC12 and chromaffin cells impairs catecholamine release by interfering with a late step in exocytosis. J Neurosci. 2006 Nov 15; 26(46):11915-22. PMID: 17108165.
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    46. Hnasko TS, Edwards R. Synaptic vesicles: half full or half empty? Neuron. 2006 Sep 07; 51(5):523-4. PMID: 16950150.
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    47. Voglmaier SM, Kam K, Yang H, Fortin DL, Hua Z, Nicoll RA, Edwards R. Distinct endocytic pathways control the rate and extent of synaptic vesicle protein recycling. Neuron. 2006 Jul 06; 51(1):71-84. PMID: 16815333.
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    48. Seal RP, Edwards R. Functional implications of neurotransmitter co-release: glutamate and GABA share the load. Curr Opin Pharmacol. 2006 Feb; 6(1):114-9. PMID: 16359920.
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    49. Fortin DL, Nemani VM, Voglmaier SM, Anthony MD, Ryan TA, Edwards R. Neural activity controls the synaptic accumulation of alpha-synuclein. J Neurosci. 2005 Nov 23; 25(47):10913-21. PMID: 16306404.
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    50. Li H, Waites CL, Staal RG, Dobryy Y, Park J, Sulzer DL, Edwards R. Sorting of vesicular monoamine transporter 2 to the regulated secretory pathway confers the somatodendritic exocytosis of monoamines. Neuron. 2005 Nov 23; 48(4):619-33. PMID: 16301178.
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    51. Kubo S, Nemani VM, Chalkley RJ, Anthony MD, Hattori N, Mizuno Y, Edwards R, Fortin DL. A combinatorial code for the interaction of alpha-synuclein with membranes. J Biol Chem. 2005 Sep 09; 280(36):31664-72. PMID: 16020543.
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    52. Sulzer D, Edwards R. Antidepressants and the monoamine masquerade. Neuron. 2005 Apr 07; 46(1):1-2. PMID: 15820686.
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    53. Boulland JL, Qureshi T, Seal RP, Rafiki A, Gundersen V, Bergersen LH, Fremeau RT, Edwards R, Storm-Mathisen J, Chaudhry FA. Expression of the vesicular glutamate transporters during development indicates the widespread corelease of multiple neurotransmitters. J Comp Neurol. 2004 Dec 13; 480(3):264-80. PMID: 15515175.
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    54. Croft BG, Fortin GD, Corera AT, Edwards R, Beaudet A, Trudeau LE, Fon EA. Normal biogenesis and cycling of empty synaptic vesicles in dopamine neurons of vesicular monoamine transporter 2 knockout mice. Mol Biol Cell. 2005 Jan; 16(1):306-15. PMID: 15496457; PMCID: PMC539174.
    55. Johnson J, Sherry DM, Liu X, Fremeau RT, Seal RP, Edwards R, Copenhagen DR. Vesicular glutamate transporter 3 expression identifies glutamatergic amacrine cells in the rodent retina. J Comp Neurol. 2004 Sep 27; 477(4):386-98. PMID: 15329888; PMCID: PMC2586940.
    56. Burman J, Tran CH, Glatt C, Freimer NB, Edwards R. The effect of rare human sequence variants on the function of vesicular monoamine transporter 2. Pharmacogenetics. 2004 Sep; 14(9):587-94. PMID: 15475732.
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    57. Fortin DL, Troyer MD, Nakamura K, Kubo S, Anthony MD, Edwards R. Lipid rafts mediate the synaptic localization of alpha-synuclein. J Neurosci. 2004 Jul 28; 24(30):6715-23. PMID: 15282274.
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    58. Fremeau RT, Kam K, Qureshi T, Johnson J, Copenhagen DR, Storm-Mathisen J, Chaudhry FA, Nicoll RA, Edwards R. Vesicular glutamate transporters 1 and 2 target to functionally distinct synaptic release sites. Science. 2004 Jun 18; 304(5678):1815-9. PMID: 15118123.
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    59. Fremeau RT, Voglmaier S, Seal RP, Edwards R. VGLUTs define subsets of excitatory neurons and suggest novel roles for glutamate. Trends Neurosci. 2004 Feb; 27(2):98-103. PMID: 15102489.
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    60. Collin M, Bäckberg M, Ovesjö ML, Fisone G, Edwards R, Fujiyama F, Meister B. Plasma membrane and vesicular glutamate transporter mRNAs/proteins in hypothalamic neurons that regulate body weight. Eur J Neurosci. 2003 Sep; 18(5):1265-78. PMID: 12956725.
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    61. Reimer RJ, Edwards R. Organic anion transport is the primary function of the SLC17/type I phosphate transporter family. Pflugers Arch. 2004 Feb; 447(5):629-35. PMID: 12811560.
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    62. Wreden CC, Johnson J, Tran C, Seal RP, Copenhagen DR, Reimer RJ, Edwards R. The H+-coupled electrogenic lysosomal amino acid transporter LYAAT1 localizes to the axon and plasma membrane of hippocampal neurons. J Neurosci. 2003 Feb 15; 23(4):1265-75. PMID: 12598615.
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    63. Johnson J, Tian N, Caywood MS, Reimer RJ, Edwards R, Copenhagen DR. Vesicular neurotransmitter transporter expression in developing postnatal rodent retina: GABA and glycine precede glutamate. J Neurosci. 2003 Jan 15; 23(2):518-29. PMID: 12533612.
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    64. Fremeau RT, Burman J, Qureshi T, Tran CH, Proctor J, Johnson J, Zhang H, Sulzer D, Copenhagen DR, Storm-Mathisen J, Reimer RJ, Chaudhry FA, Edwards R. The identification of vesicular glutamate transporter 3 suggests novel modes of signaling by glutamate. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Oct 29; 99(22):14488-93. PMID: 12388773; PMCID: PMC137910.
    65. Boulland JL, Osen KK, Levy LM, Danbolt NC, Edwards R, Storm-Mathisen J, Chaudhry FA. Cell-specific expression of the glutamine transporter SN1 suggests differences in dependence on the glutamine cycle. Eur J Neurosci. 2002 May; 15(10):1615-31. PMID: 12059969.
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    66. Chaudhry FA, Reimer RJ, Edwards R. The glutamine commute: take the N line and transfer to the A. J Cell Biol. 2002 Apr 29; 157(3):349-55. PMID: 11980913; PMCID: PMC2173294.
    67. Chaudhry FA, Schmitz D, Reimer RJ, Larsson P, Gray AT, Nicoll R, Kavanaugh M, Edwards R. Glutamine uptake by neurons: interaction of protons with system a transporters. J Neurosci. 2002 Jan 01; 22(1):62-72. PMID: 11756489.
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