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Effects of the venom of the solitary wasp philanthus triangulum on glutamate uptake in the nerve endings of locust muscles a high resolution auto radiographic study

Van Marle, J.; Piek, T.; Lind, A.; Van Weeren Kramer, J.

Journal of Insect Physiology 28(4): 343-348


ISSN/ISBN: 0022-1910
Accession: 005330557

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Using EM autoradiography it was shown that the glutamate uptake in both glia cells and axon in the synaptic region of locust muscles was reduced to .apprx. 50% under the influence of the venom of the solitary wasp P. triangulum. The ratio of the glutamate accumulation in the glia and the nerves remained identical. Implications are discussed in relation to known postsynaptic effects of the venom of P. triangulum.

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