Dopamine transporter (DAT), also known as solute carrier family 6, is principally expressed in the presynaptic membrane of dopaminergic nerve terminals where it mediates the rapid removal of dopamine from the synaptic cleft after neuronal stimulation. As such, DAT plays an important role in regulating the availabity of dopamine in the synaptic cleft and thus in modulating the physiological functions of dopamine. The re-uptake of dopamine by the DAT is inhibited by psychostimulants such as cocaine and amphetamine.
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Protein Aliases: DA transporter; DAT; DATDAT1Solute carrier family 6 member 3; dopamine transporter 1; dopamine); member 3; Sodium-dependent dopamine transporter; solute carrier family 6 (neurotransmitter transporter; solute carrier family 6 (neurotransmitter transporter, dopamine), member 3; Solute carrier family 6 member 3; solute carrier family 6, member 3
Gene Aliases: DAT; Dat1; Slc6a3