Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Enables L-glutamate transmembrane transporter activity. Acts upstream of or within L-glutamate transmembrane transport. Located in glutamatergic synapse and plasma membrane. Is integral component of postsynaptic membrane and integral component of presynaptic membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including cerebellum; mesenchyme of metanephros; and retina nuclear layer. Orthologous to human SLC1A7 (solute carrier family 1 member 7).