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Supercomputer Provides New Insights into the Function of Glutamate Transporters

Jülich, 7 October 2019 – Using simulations on the JURECA supercomputer, Jülich researchers have decoded a coupling mechanism that drives glutamate transporters in the brains of mammals. These proteins, called excitatory amino acid transporters, or EAATs for short, remove the neurotransmitter glutamate from the synaptic cleft between two nerves. The researchers' article has been chosen for the cover of the latest issue of the renowned EMBO Journal.

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