What are neurotransmitter transporters?

Neurotransmitter Transporters

Neurotransmitter transporters are a class of membrane transport proteins that span the cellular membranes of neurons. Their primary function is to carry neurotransmitters across these membranes and to direct their further transport to specific intracellular locations. There are more than twenty types of neurotransmitter transporters.

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Some articles on neurotransmitter transporters:

Sodium:neurotransmitter Symporter
... Sodiumneurotransmitter symporters is a family of neurotransmitter transporters ... Neurotransmitter transport systems are responsible for the release, re-uptake and recycling of neurotransmitters at synapses ... Plasma membrane neurotransmitter transporters fall into two structurally and mechanistically distinct families ...
Neurotransmitter Transporters - Clinical Significance
... SNRIs and TCAs suppress the activity of serotonin and/or norepinephrine transporters, preventing the reuptake of targeted neurotransmitters from the synaptic cleft ... and methylphenidate act by inhibiting and/or reversing the dopamine and norepinephrine transporters ... Some dissociatives like phencyclidine and ketamine are also dopamine transporter blockers ...