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Figure 8

From: Astrocytes convert network excitation to tonic inhibition of neurons

Figure 8

Schematic representation of the mechanism underlying Glu/GABA exchange. GAT-2/3 transporters are expressed on glial end feet surrounding glutamatergic synapses and colocalize with EAAT2 transporters. Glial uptake of Glu is coupled to the release of GABA by a mechanism through which Na+ that is cotransported with Glu drive the release of GABA synthesized from putrescine. The released GABA contributes to tonic inhibition of neurons.

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