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A Glial Variant of the Vesicular Monoamine Transporter Is Required To Store Histamine in the Drosophila Visual System

  • Rafael Romero-Calderón equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Rafael Romero-Calderón, Guido Uhlenbrock, Jolanta Borycz

    Affiliation: Gonda (Goldschmied) Center for Neuroscience and Genetics Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Guido Uhlenbrock equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Rafael Romero-Calderón, Guido Uhlenbrock, Jolanta Borycz

    Affiliation: Fakultät für Chemie und Biochemie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany

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  • Jolanta Borycz equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Rafael Romero-Calderón, Guido Uhlenbrock, Jolanta Borycz

    Affiliation: Life Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • Anne F. Simon,

    Affiliation: Gonda (Goldschmied) Center for Neuroscience and Genetics Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Anna Grygoruk,

    Affiliation: Gonda (Goldschmied) Center for Neuroscience and Genetics Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Susan K. Yee,

    Affiliation: Gonda (Goldschmied) Center for Neuroscience and Genetics Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Amy Shyer,

    Affiliation: Gonda (Goldschmied) Center for Neuroscience and Genetics Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Larry C. Ackerson,

    Affiliation: Hatos Center for Neuropharmacology, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Nigel T. Maidment,

    Affiliation: Hatos Center for Neuropharmacology, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Ian A. Meinertzhagen,

    Affiliation: Life Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • Bernhard T. Hovemann mail,

    bernhard.hovemann@rub.de (BTH); dkrantz@ucla.edu (DEK)

    Affiliation: Fakultät für Chemie und Biochemie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany

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  • David E. Krantz mail

    bernhard.hovemann@rub.de (BTH); dkrantz@ucla.edu (DEK)

    Affiliation: Gonda (Goldschmied) Center for Neuroscience and Genetics Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Published: November 07, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000245

About the Authors

Rafael Romero-Calderón, Anne F. Simon, Anna Grygoruk, Susan K. Yee, Amy Shyer, David E. Krantz
Gonda (Goldschmied) Center for Neuroscience and Genetics Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Guido Uhlenbrock, Bernhard T. Hovemann
Fakultät für Chemie und Biochemie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany
Jolanta Borycz, Ian A. Meinertzhagen
Life Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Larry C. Ackerson, Nigel T. Maidment
Hatos Center for Neuropharmacology, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RRC AFS IAM BTH DEK. Performed the experiments: RRC GU JB AFS AG SKY AS LCA BTH DEK. Analyzed the data: RRC GU JB AFS AG LCA NTM IAM BTH DEK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RRC NTM BTH DEK. Wrote the paper: RRC AFS IAM BTH DEK.