Slc17a6b is a vesicular glutamate transporter that that mediates the uptake of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate into vesicles in the presynaptic terminals of excitatory neurons. This BAC transgenic line from the Yoshihara lab drives the expression of DSRed in glutamatergic neurons. Expression can be seen in many neurons throughout the brain. Strong expression in the dorsal and ventral habenular subnuclei, olfactory bulbs, the pallium and optic tectum

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Lab or Origin: Yoshihara Lab

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 glutamatergic neurons, olfactory epithelium, olfactory bulb, pallium, subpallium, dorsal habenula, ventral habenula, preoptic area, prethalamus, pretectum (AF9), optic tectum, trigeminal sensory ganglion.

Key Publications

Miyasaka, N., Morimoto, K., Tsubokawa, T., Higashijima, S., Okamoto, H., and Yoshihara, Y. (2009)
From the olfactory bulb to higher brain centers: genetic visualization of secondary olfactory pathways in zebrafish.
The Journal of neuroscience. 29(15):4756-4767.

Kani, S., Bae, Y.K., Shimizu, T., Tanabe, K., Satou, C., Parsons, M.J., Scott, E., Higashijima, S.I., and Hibi, M. (2010) Proneural gene-linked neurogenesis in zebrafish cerebellum.
Developmental Biology. 343(1-2):1-17.