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Aliases for SLC16A12 Gene

Aliases for SLC16A12 Gene

  • Solute Carrier Family 16, Member 12 2 3
  • MCT12 3 4 6
  • Solute Carrier Family 16, Member 12 (Monocarboxylic Acid Transporter 12) 2 3
  • Monocarboxylic Acid Transporter 12 2 3
  • Creatine Transporter 2 3 4
  • CJMG 3 6
  • CRT2 3 4
  • Solute Carrier Family 16 (Monocarboxylic Acid Transporters), Member 12 2
  • Solute Carrier Family 16 Member 12 4
  • Monocarboxylate Transporter 12 3
  • MCT 12 4

External Ids for SLC16A12 Gene

Summaries for SLC16A12 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for SLC16A12 Gene

  • This gene encodes a transmembrane transporter that likely plays a role in monocarboxylic acid transport. A mutation in this gene has been associated with juvenile cataracts with microcornea and renal glucosuria. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2010]

GeneCards Summary for SLC16A12 Gene

SLC16A12 (Solute Carrier Family 16, Member 12) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC16A12 include cataract, juvenile, with microcornea and glucosuria and juvenile cataract - microcornea - renal glucosuria. GO annotations related to this gene include symporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC16A11.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC16A12 Gene

  • Proton-linked monocarboxylate transporter that mediates creatine transport across the plasma membrane.

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SLC16A12 Gene

Genomics for SLC16A12 Gene

Genomic Location for SLC16A12 Gene

89,430,294 bp from pter
89,556,641 bp from pter
126,348 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for SLC16A12 Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for SLC16A12 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for SLC16A12 Gene

Regulatory Elements for SLC16A12 Gene

Proteins for SLC16A12 Gene

  • Protein details for SLC16A12 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Monocarboxylate transporter 12
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q5M9M9
    • Q5T7J2
    • Q6ZV76

    Protein attributes for SLC16A12 Gene

    486 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    53075 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=BAC85987.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally extended.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

neXtProt entry for SLC16A12 Gene

Proteomics data for SLC16A12 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for SLC16A12 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for SLC16A12 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for SLC16A12 Gene

Domains for SLC16A12 Gene

Gene Families for SLC16A12 Gene

Protein Domains for SLC16A12 Gene



  • Belongs to the major facilitator superfamily. Monocarboxylate porter (TC 2.A.1.13) family.:
    • Q6ZSM3
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Function for SLC16A12 Gene

Molecular function for SLC16A12 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Proton-linked monocarboxylate transporter that mediates creatine transport across the plasma membrane.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for SLC16A12 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005308 creatine transmembrane transporter activity IDA 23578822
GO:0015129 lactate transmembrane transporter activity IBA --
GO:0015293 symporter activity IEA --
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Phenotypes for SLC16A12 Gene

GenomeRNAi human phenotypes for SLC16A12:
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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for SLC16A12 Gene

Localization for SLC16A12 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC16A12 Gene

Cell membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for SLC16A12 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for SLC16A12 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SLC16A12 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane --
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane IDA 23578822
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane --
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Pathways for SLC16A12 Gene

SuperPathways for SLC16A12 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for SLC16A12 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SLC16A12 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0035879 plasma membrane lactate transport IBA --
GO:0055085 transmembrane transport --
GO:1902598 creatine transmembrane transport IDA 23578822
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No data available for Pathways by source for SLC16A12 Gene

Transcripts for SLC16A12 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for SLC16A12 Gene

(1) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(3) Additional mRNA sequences :
(27) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(2) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for SLC16A12 Gene

Solute carrier family 16, member 12 (monocarboxylic acid transporter 12):
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SLC16A12 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for SLC16A12 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SLC16A12 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for SLC16A12 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for SLC16A12 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Pancreas (11.4), Kidney - Cortex (8.8), and Nerve - Tibial (5.3).

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SLC16A12 Gene Hs.530338

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SLC16A12 Gene

Tissue specificity: Most highly expressed in kidney, followed by retina, lung, heart and testis. Very weakly expressed in brain and liver. Also detected in lens.
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Orthologs for SLC16A12 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for SLC16A12 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SLC16A12 36
  • 99.61 (n)
  • 99.22 (a)
SLC16A12 37
  • 99 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SLC16A12 36
  • 90.63 (n)
  • 90.12 (a)
SLC16A12 37
  • 91 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SLC16A12 36
  • 91.25 (n)
  • 93.12 (a)
SLC16A12 37
  • 91 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Slc16a12 36
  • 84.57 (n)
  • 86.83 (a)
Slc16a12 16
Slc16a12 37
  • 87 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia SLC16A12 37
  • 84 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia SLC16A12 37
  • 76 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Slc16a12 36
  • 84.57 (n)
  • 86.42 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves SLC16A12 36
  • 74.62 (n)
  • 77.32 (a)
SLC16A12 37
  • 79 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia SLC16A12 37
  • 76 (a)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.21144 36
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia MGC76256 36
slc16a12 36
  • 70.28 (n)
  • 72.77 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii slc16a12a 37
  • 46 (a)
slc16a12b 36
  • 63.62 (n)
  • 65.53 (a)
slc16a12b 37
  • 63 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP000040 36
  • 46.11 (n)
  • 34.87 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Mct1 36
  • 47.25 (n)
  • 35.97 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea T02G5.12 36
  • 46.87 (n)
  • 34.5 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 37
  • 25 (a)
Species with no ortholog for SLC16A12:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • 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 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)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for SLC16A12 Gene

Gene Tree for SLC16A12 (if available)
Gene Tree for SLC16A12 (if available)

Paralogs for SLC16A12 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for SLC16A12 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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Variants for SLC16A12 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SLC16A12 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 10 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs160051 -- 89,471,977(-) taaaa(A/G)acaga intron-variant
rs160052 -- 89,435,323(+) AACCA(C/T)GACAT intron-variant
rs160054 -- 89,502,746(-) GGCAG(A/C/G/T)TGGAA intron-variant
rs170001 -- 89,507,277(-) ggtga(A/C/G/T)tctga intron-variant
rs188570 -- 89,503,830(-) CTCAG(A/G)CCTCC intron-variant

Relevant External Links for SLC16A12 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SLC16A12 Gene

Disorders for SLC16A12 Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for SLC16A12 Gene (611910)


  • Cataract, juvenile, with microcornea and glucosuria (CJMG) [MIM:612018]: A disease characterized by the association of cataract with microcornea and renal glucosuria. Cataract is an opacification of the crystalline lens of the eye that frequently results in visual impairment or blindness. Opacities vary in morphology, are often confined to a portion of the lens, and may be static or progressive. Renal glucosuria is defined by elevated glucose level in the urine without hyperglycemia and without evidence of morphological renal anomalies. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:18304496}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for SLC16A12

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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Publications for SLC16A12 Gene

  1. A scan of chromosome 10 identifies a novel locus showing strong association with late-onset Alzheimer disease. (PMID: 16385451) Grupe A. … Goate A. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2006) 3 49
  2. Mutation of solute carrier SLC16A12 associates with a syndrome combining juvenile cataract with microcornea and renal glucosuria. (PMID: 18304496) Kloeckener-Gruissem B. … Berger W. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2008) 3 4
  3. Alterations of the 5'untranslated region of SLC16A12 lead to age-related cataract. (PMID: 20181839) Zuercher J. … Kloeckener-Gruissem B. (Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2010) 3 49
  4. The cataract and glucosuria associated monocarboxylate transporter MCT12 is a new creatine transporter. (PMID: 23578822) Abplanalp J. … Kloeckener-Gruissem B. (Hum. Mol. Genet. 2013) 3 4
  5. Differential effects of Tat proteins derived from HIV-1 subtypes B and recombinant CRF02_AG on human brain microvascular endothelial cells: implications for blood-brain barrier dysfunction. (PMID: 24667918) Woollard S.M. … Kanmogne G.D. (J. Cereb. Blood Flow Metab. 2014) 3

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