Not yet tested in other applications.
Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
FunctionMediates the uptake of glutamate into synaptic vesicles at presynaptic nerve terminals of excitatory neural cells. May also mediate the transport of inorganic phosphate.
Tissue specificityExpressed in amygdala, cerebellum, hippocampus, medulla, spinal cord and thalamus.
Involvement in diseaseDefects in SLC17A8 are the cause of deafness autosomal dominant type 25 (DFNA25) [MIM:605583]. DFNA25 is a form of sensorineural hearing loss. The expression of DFNA25 deafness is variable in terms of onset and rate of progression, with an age-dependent penetrance resembling an early-onset presbycusis, or senile deafness, a progressive bilateral loss of hearing that occurs in the aged.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the major facilitator superfamily. Sodium/anion cotransporter family. VGLUT subfamily.