Skip Header

You are using a version of browser that may not display all the features of this website. Please consider upgrading your browser.

Inducible expression of neuronal glutamate receptor channels in the NT2 human cell line.

Younkin D.P., Tang C.-M., Hardy M., Reddy U.R., Shi Q.-Y., Pleasure S.J., Lee V.M.-Y., Pleasure D.

Glutamate receptor (GluR) channels are responsible for a number of fundamental properties of the mammalian central nervous system, including nearly all excitatory synaptic transmission, synaptic plasticity, and excitotoxin-mediated neuronal death. Although many human and rodent neuroblast cell lines are available, none has been directly shown to express GluR channels. We report here that cells from the human teratocarcinoma line NT2 are induced by retinoic acid to express neuronal N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) and non-NMDA GluR channels concomitant with their terminal differentiation into neuron-like cells. The molecular and physiologic characteristics of these human GluR channels are nearly identical to those in central nervous system neurons, as demonstrated by PCR and patch clamp recordings, and the cells demonstrate glutamate-induced neurotoxicity.

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 90:2174-2178(1993) [PubMed] [Europe PMC]

UniProt is an ELIXIR core data resource
Main funding by: National Institutes of Health

We'd like to inform you that we have updated our Privacy Notice to comply with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that applies since 25 May 2018.

Do not show this banner again