THE REIMER LAB
DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY AND NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES
STANFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
All cells control their environment through semipermeable membranes that regulate the flow of solutes including sugars, amino acids, nucleotides, and inorganic ions. The transmembrane movement of these nutrients is facilitated by integral membrane proteins referred to as transporters. Due to the high level of metabolic activity associated with neuronal activity, transporters are of particular importance in the mammalian brain – they are crucial for normal brain function, central to many pathological processes, and ideal sites for pharmacological intervention in disease. Our lab studies the role of transporters in the pathology and treatment of disorders of the nervous system.