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Aliases for SLC14A2 Gene

Aliases for SLC14A2 Gene

  • Solute Carrier Family 14 Member 2 2 3 4
  • Solute Carrier Family 14 (Urea Transporter), Member 2 2 3 5
  • Urea Transporter, Kidney 3 4
  • HUT2 3 4
  • UT2 3 4
  • Urea Transporter-2 3
  • HUT-A6 3
  • UT-A2 3
  • UTA 3
  • UTR 3

External Ids for SLC14A2 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC14A2 Gene

  • GC18P043517
  • GC18P042991
  • GC18P041456
  • GC18P041446
  • GC18P041448
  • GC18P043194
  • GC18P040052
  • GC18P042747
  • GC18P042792

Summaries for SLC14A2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for SLC14A2 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the urea transporter family. In mammalian cells, urea is the chief end product of nitrogen catabolism, and plays an important role in the urinary concentration mechanism. This protein is expressed in the inner medulla of the kidney, and mediates rapid transepithelial urea transport across the inner medullary collecting duct. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2011]

GeneCards Summary for SLC14A2 Gene

SLC14A2 (Solute Carrier Family 14 Member 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC14A2 include anus cancer and rectum adenocarcinoma. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds. GO annotations related to this gene include cell adhesion molecule binding and urea transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC14A1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC14A2 Gene

  • Specialized low-affinity vasopressin-regulated urea transporter. Mediates rapid transepithelial urea transport across the inner medullary collecting duct and plays a major role in the urinary concentrating mechanism.

Gene Wiki entry for SLC14A2 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SLC14A2 Gene

Genomics for SLC14A2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for SLC14A2 Gene

Genomic Location for SLC14A2 Gene

45,212,957 bp from pter
45,683,686 bp from pter
470,730 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for SLC14A2 Gene

Genes around SLC14A2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
SLC14A2 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for SLC14A2 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for SLC14A2 Gene

Proteins for SLC14A2 Gene

  • Protein details for SLC14A2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Urea transporter 2
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A8K8Q7
    • Q2TBD6
    • Q96PH5

    Protein attributes for SLC14A2 Gene

    920 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    101209 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Isoform 1 interacts with SNAPIN which may be important for recruitment to the plasma membrane.

    Alternative splice isoforms for SLC14A2 Gene


neXtProt entry for SLC14A2 Gene

Proteomics data for SLC14A2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for SLC14A2 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for SLC14A2 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for SLC14A2 Gene

Domains & Families for SLC14A2 Gene

Gene Families for SLC14A2 Gene

Protein Domains for SLC14A2 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the urea transporter family.
  • Belongs to the urea transporter family.
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Function for SLC14A2 Gene

Molecular function for SLC14A2 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
solute carrier family (urea transport),member 2,expressed in kidney
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Specialized low-affinity vasopressin-regulated urea transporter. Mediates rapid transepithelial urea transport across the inner medullary collecting duct and plays a major role in the urinary concentrating mechanism.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Induction:
Isoform 1 is induced by low protein in the diet. Isoform 2 is induced by dehydration.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for SLC14A2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0015204 urea transmembrane transporter activity IEA,TAS --
GO:0015265 urea channel activity IBA --
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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for SLC14A2 Gene

Localization for SLC14A2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC14A2 Gene

Apical cell membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for SLC14A2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for SLC14A2 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
endoplasmic reticulum 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SLC14A2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0016020 membrane TAS 8647271
GO:0016324 apical plasma membrane IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for SLC14A2 Gene

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Interacting Proteins for SLC14A2 Gene

STRING Interaction Network Preview (showing 1 interactants - click image to see details)
Selected Interacting proteins: Q15849-UT2_HUMAN ENSP00000255226 for SLC14A2 Gene via UniProtKB STRING

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SLC14A2 Gene


No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for SLC14A2 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for SLC14A2 Gene

(2) Drugs for SLC14A2 Gene - From: Novoseek, DrugBank, HMDB, and PharmGKB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Nifedipine Approved Pharma Antagonist, Gating inhibitor 106
Urea Experimental Pharma Transporter, substrate 0
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Transcripts for SLC14A2 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for SLC14A2 Gene

(4) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(5) Additional mRNA sequences :
(7) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(4) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for SLC14A2 Gene

Solute carrier family 14 (urea transporter), member 2:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SLC14A2 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6a · 6b ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12
SP1: -
SP2: -

Relevant External Links for SLC14A2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SLC14A2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for SLC14A2 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for SLC14A2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Adrenal Gland (x11.3), Kidney - Cortex (x5.6), and Adipose - Visceral (Omentum) (x4.7).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for SLC14A2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Bone (34.1), Plasma (27.7), and Liver (7.1).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for SLC14A2 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SLC14A2 Gene Hs.710927

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SLC14A2 Gene

Tissue specificity: Isoform 1 and isoform 2 are expressed in the inner medulla of the kidney.
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Protein tissue co-expression partners for SLC14A2 Gene

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Orthologs for SLC14A2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for SLC14A2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SLC14A2 35
  • 87.25 (n)
  • 86.85 (a)
SLC14A2 36
  • 88 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SLC14A2 35
  • 87.9 (n)
  • 88.48 (a)
SLC14A2 36
  • 88 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Slc14a2 35
  • 85.33 (n)
  • 85.43 (a)
Slc14a2 16
Slc14a2 36
  • 84 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SLC14A2 35
  • 98.98 (n)
  • 98.8 (a)
SLC14A2 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Slc14a2 35
  • 85.33 (n)
  • 85.98 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia SLC14A2 36
  • 71 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia SLC14A2 36
  • 73 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves SLC14A2 35
  • 66 (n)
  • 65.05 (a)
SLC14A2 36
  • 62 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii slc14a2 35
  • 63.79 (n)
  • 63.23 (a)
wufe01a06 35
slc14a2 36
  • 46 (a)
Species with no ortholog for SLC14A2:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for SLC14A2 Gene

Gene Tree for SLC14A2 (if available)
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Paralogs for SLC14A2 Gene

Paralogs for SLC14A2 Gene

(5) SIMAP similar genes for SLC14A2 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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Variants for SLC14A2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SLC14A2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 18 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs3745009 - 45,682,394(-) GATGG(C/T)GGGGT reference, missense
rs34461862 - 45,624,774(+) GGATA(C/T)TCACC reference, missense
rs35245152 - 45,644,136(+) AAAGC(A/G)GTGAA reference, missense
rs1123617 - 45,672,918(-) TCCAA(C/T)GGGGA reference, missense
rs1484873 - 45,627,020(+) TGTTC(A/G)TCAAC reference, missense

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SLC14A2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv525268 CNV Gain 19592680
nsv512530 CNV Loss 21212237
esv2457646 CNV Deletion 19546169
esv2717022 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv1664752 CNV Deletion 17803354
nsv523238 CNV Gain 19592680
esv2593617 CNV Deletion 19546169
esv2393030 CNV Deletion 18987734
nsv828221 CNV Loss 20364138
esv2717023 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2660868 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv132183 CNV Loss 16902084
esv28429 CNV Loss 19812545
esv2717024 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2661309 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv833638 CNV Gain 17160897
esv26245 CNV Loss 19812545
esv275024 CNV Gain+Loss 21479260
nsv2275 CNV Loss 18451855
nsv518479 CNV Loss 19592680
nsv909586 CNV Gain 21882294
esv991584 CNV Deletion 20482838
esv2508453 CNV Deletion 19546169
esv2073991 CNV Deletion 18987734
esv3150 CNV Deletion 18987735
esv988746 CNV Deletion 20482838
esv2717025 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv1524268 CNV Deletion 17803354
esv8679 CNV Loss 19470904

Variation tolerance for SLC14A2 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 78.9% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 17.02; 98.02% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for SLC14A2 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC14A2 Gene

Disorders for SLC14A2 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(4) MalaCards diseases for SLC14A2 Gene - From: DISEASES

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
anus cancer
  • anal cancer
rectum adenocarcinoma
  • adenocarcinoma of rectum
rectal neoplasm
  • neoplasm of rectum
anal canal carcinoma
  • anal canal and perianal gland carcinoma
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards

Relevant External Links for SLC14A2

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for SLC14A2 Gene

Publications for SLC14A2 Gene

  1. Molecular characterization of a new urea transporter in the human kidney. (PMID: 8647271) Olives B. … Bailly P. (FEBS Lett. 1996) 2 3 4 67
  2. Characterization of a human colonic cDNA encoding a structurally novel urea transporter, hUT-A6. (PMID: 15189812) Smith C.P. … Stewart G.S. (Am. J. Physiol. Cell Physiol. 2004) 3 23
  3. Genetic variation in the human urea transporter-2 is associated with variation in blood pressure. (PMID: 11590132) Ranade K. … Botstein D. (Hum. Mol. Genet. 2001) 3 23
  4. Cloning and functional expression of a urea transporter from human bone marrow cells. (PMID: 7989337) Olives B. … Ripoche P. (J. Biol. Chem. 1994) 3 23
  5. Genome-wide association study identifies multiple loci associated with bladder cancer risk. (PMID: 24163127) Figueroa J.D. … Rothman N. (Hum. Mol. Genet. 2014) 3

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