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Aliases for SLC17A7 Gene

Aliases for SLC17A7 Gene

  • Solute Carrier Family 17 Member 7 2 3 4
  • Solute Carrier Family 17 (Vesicular Glutamate Transporter), Member 7 2 3 5
  • Solute Carrier Family 17 (Sodium-Dependent Inorganic Phosphate Cotransporter), Member 7 2 3
  • Brain-Specific Na(+)-Dependent Inorganic Phosphate Cotransporter 3 4
  • VGLUT1 3 4
  • BNPI 3 4
  • Brain-Specific Na-Dependent Inorganic Phosphate Cotransporter 3
  • Vesicular Glutamate Transporter 1 2

External Ids for SLC17A7 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC17A7 Gene

  • GC19M050591
  • GC19M050301
  • GC19M054608
  • GC19M054624
  • GC19M049933
  • GC19M046309
  • GC19M049934

Summaries for SLC17A7 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for SLC17A7 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a vesicle-bound, sodium-dependent phosphate transporter that is specifically expressed in the neuron-rich regions of the brain. It is preferentially associated with the membranes of synaptic vesicles and functions in glutamate transport. The protein shares 82% identity with the differentiation-associated Na-dependent inorganic phosphate cotransporter and they appear to form a distinct class within the Na+/Pi cotransporter family. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for SLC17A7 Gene

SLC17A7 (Solute Carrier Family 17 Member 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC17A7 include Spinocerebellar Ataxia 27 and Schizophrenia. Among its related pathways are Synaptic vesicle cycle and Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds. GO annotations related to this gene include L-glutamate transmembrane transporter activity and inorganic phosphate transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC17A8.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC17A7 Gene

  • Mediates the uptake of glutamate into synaptic vesicles at presynaptic nerve terminals of excitatory neural cells. May also mediate the transport of inorganic phosphate.

Gene Wiki entry for SLC17A7 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SLC17A7 Gene

Genomics for SLC17A7 Gene

Regulatory Elements for SLC17A7 Gene

Enhancers for SLC17A7 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Score Enhancer Sources TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Other Gene Targets for Enhancer

Enhancers around SLC17A7 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for SLC17A7 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

ENSRs around SLC17A7 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for SLC17A7 Gene

49,429,398 bp from pter
49,442,360 bp from pter
12,963 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for SLC17A7 Gene

Genes around SLC17A7 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
SLC17A7 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for SLC17A7 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for SLC17A7 Gene

Proteins for SLC17A7 Gene

  • Protein details for SLC17A7 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Vesicular glutamate transporter 1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B4DFR9
    • B4DG46
    • Q6PCD0

    Protein attributes for SLC17A7 Gene

    560 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    61613 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with SHANK3.

    Alternative splice isoforms for SLC17A7 Gene


neXtProt entry for SLC17A7 Gene

Proteomics data for SLC17A7 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for SLC17A7 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for SLC17A7 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

  • R&D Systems Antibodies for SLC17A7 (VGLUT1/SLC17A7)
  • Cell Signaling Technology (CST) Antibodies for SLC17A7 (SLC17A7)

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for SLC17A7 Gene

Domains & Families for SLC17A7 Gene

Gene Families for SLC17A7 Gene

Protein Domains for SLC17A7 Gene


Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the major facilitator superfamily. Sodium/anion cotransporter family. VGLUT subfamily.
  • Belongs to the major facilitator superfamily. Sodium/anion cotransporter family. VGLUT subfamily.
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Function for SLC17A7 Gene

Molecular function for SLC17A7 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Mediates the uptake of glutamate into synaptic vesicles at presynaptic nerve terminals of excitatory neural cells. May also mediate the transport of inorganic phosphate.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for SLC17A7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0015321 sodium-dependent phosphate transmembrane transporter activity IEA --
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Animal Models for SLC17A7 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for SLC17A7:

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for SLC17A7

CRISPR Products

miRNA for SLC17A7 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target SLC17A7

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for SLC17A7 Gene

Localization for SLC17A7 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC17A7 Gene

Cytoplasmic vesicle, secretory vesicle, synaptic vesicle membrane. Membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein. Cell junction, synapse, synaptosome.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for SLC17A7 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for SLC17A7 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
nucleus 2
cytoskeleton 1
extracellular 1
mitochondrion 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SLC17A7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA,IDA 10820226
GO:0030672 synaptic vesicle membrane TAS --
GO:0043229 intracellular organelle IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for SLC17A7 Gene

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Pathways by source for SLC17A7 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SLC17A7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003407 neural retina development IEA --
GO:0006811 ion transport TAS --
GO:0007269 neurotransmitter secretion TAS --
GO:0007420 brain development IEA --
GO:0007616 long-term memory IEA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for SLC17A7 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for SLC17A7 Gene

(2) Drugs for SLC17A7 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials

(4) Additional Compounds for SLC17A7 Gene - From: HMDB and Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
  • Sodium
  • Sodium ion
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Transcripts for SLC17A7 Gene

Unigene Clusters for SLC17A7 Gene

Solute carrier family 17 (sodium-dependent inorganic phosphate cotransporter), member 7:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SLC17A7 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6a · 6b ^ 7 ^ 8a · 8b · 8c ^ 9a · 9b ^ 10a · 10b ^ 11 ^ 12a · 12b ^ 13a · 13b
SP1: - - -
SP2: - -
SP4: - - -
SP5: - -

Relevant External Links for SLC17A7 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SLC17A7 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for SLC17A7 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for SLC17A7 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Cortex (x9.5), Brain - Anterior cingulate cortex (BA24) (x8.9), Brain - Frontal Cortex (BA9) (x8.4), Brain - Hippocampus (x7.9), Brain - Amygdala (x6.5), Brain - Cerebellum (x4.5), and Brain - Cerebellar Hemisphere (x4.5).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for SLC17A7 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Frontal cortex (43.4), Brain (16.2), and Retina (6.2).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for SLC17A7 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SLC17A7 Gene Hs.375616

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SLC17A7 Gene

Tissue specificity: Expressed in several regions of the brain including amygdala, cerebellum, cerebral cortex, hippocampus, frontal lobe, medulla, occipital lobe, putamen and temporal lobe.
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Protein tissue co-expression partners for SLC17A7 Gene

- Elite partner

Primer Products

Orthologs for SLC17A7 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for SLC17A7 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SLC17A7 35
  • 93.33 (n)
  • 98.93 (a)
SLC17A7 36
  • 99 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SLC17A7 35
  • 93.69 (n)
  • 98.75 (a)
SLC17A7 36
  • 99 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Slc17a7 35
  • 90.24 (n)
  • 98.57 (a)
Slc17a7 16
Slc17a7 36
  • 99 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SLC17A7 35
  • 98.44 (n)
  • 97.74 (a)
SLC17A7 36
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Slc17a7 35
  • 89.82 (n)
  • 98.39 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia SLC17A7 36
  • 83 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia SLC17A7 36
  • 81 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia slc17a7 35
  • 73.26 (n)
  • 85.21 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii slc17a7 35
  • 73.05 (n)
  • 84.48 (a)
slc17a6b 36
  • 75 (a)
slc17a7 36
  • 77 (a)
SLC17A7 (3 of 3) 36
  • 75 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta BEST:CK02623 37
  • 28 (a)
CG15094 37
  • 32 (a)
CG15096 37
  • 34 (a)
CG2003 37
  • 28 (a)
CG30265 37
  • 30 (a)
CG30272 37
  • 30 (a)
CG3036 37
  • 33 (a)
CG3649 37
  • 29 (a)
CG4288 37
  • 41 (a)
CG4726 37
  • 30 (a)
CG6978 37
  • 35 (a)
CG7881 37
  • 29 (a)
CG8791 37
  • 29 (a)
CG9825 37
  • 31 (a)
CG9826 37
  • 31 (a)
CG9864 37
  • 31 (a)
CG9887 37
  • 48 (a)
l(2)08717 37
  • 31 (a)
NaPi-T 37
  • 30 (a)
Picot 37
  • 34 (a)
VGlut 36
  • 41 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea C02C2.4 37
  • 26 (a)
F12B6.2a 37
  • 25 (a)
F12B6.2b 37
  • 25 (a)
F21F8.11 37
  • 26 (a)
K10H10.1 37
  • 24 (a)
R10D12.1 37
  • 25 (a)
T07A5.3 37
  • 43 (a)
T09B9.2 37
  • 25 (a)
ZK54.1 37
  • 35 (a)
eat-4 35
  • 51.8 (n)
  • 50.92 (a)
eat-4 36
  • 44 (a)
vglu-2 36
  • 35 (a)
vglu-3 36
  • 37 (a)
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons PHT4;1 35
  • 45.85 (n)
  • 37.56 (a)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os01g0279700 35
  • 46.49 (n)
  • 37.75 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 58 (a)
Species with no ortholog for SLC17A7:
  • 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)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • 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)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • 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)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for SLC17A7 Gene

Gene Tree for SLC17A7 (if available)
Gene Tree for SLC17A7 (if available)

Paralogs for SLC17A7 Gene

Paralogs for SLC17A7 Gene

(8) SIMAP similar genes for SLC17A7 Gene using alignment to 5 proteins:

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Variants for SLC17A7 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SLC17A7 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs17855709 - 49,431,112(+) AGCGC(C/G)GGGCT reference, missense
rs12979203 -- 49,433,318(+) tggaa(C/G)tcctg intron-variant
rs12979209 -- 49,433,326(+) ctggg(C/G)tcaag intron-variant
rs12979631 -- 49,433,325(+) cctgg(A/G)ctcaa intron-variant
rs12979833 -- 49,433,371(+) ttgca(G/T)gcgga intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SLC17A7 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv9739 CNV Gain+Loss 18304495
dgv52n68 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv912261 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv912262 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv912263 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv912264 CNV Loss 21882294

Variation tolerance for SLC17A7 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 22% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.74; 32.93% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Relevant External Links for SLC17A7 Gene

Disorders for SLC17A7 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(2) MalaCards diseases for SLC17A7 Gene - From: DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
spinocerebellar ataxia 27
  • spinocerebellar ataxia type 27
  • schizophrenia 12
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards

Relevant External Links for SLC17A7

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 SLC17A7 Gene

Publications for SLC17A7 Gene

  1. Molecular cloning of a novel brain-type Na(+)-dependent inorganic phosphate cotransporter. (PMID: 10820226) Aihara Y. … Takeda J. (J. Neurochem. 2000) 2 3 4 23 67
  2. Resequencing and association study of vesicular glutamate transporter 1 gene (VGLUT1) with schizophrenia. (PMID: 19720501) Shen Y.C. … Chen C.H. (Schizophr. Res. 2009) 3 23
  3. Loss of VGLUT1 and VGLUT2 in the prefrontal cortex is correlated with cognitive decline in Alzheimer disease. (PMID: 17531353) Kashani A. … El Mestikawy S. (Neurobiol. Aging 2008) 3 23
  4. Decreased expression of vesicular glutamate transporter 1 and complexin II mRNAs in schizophrenia: further evidence for a synaptic pathology affecting glutamate neurons. (PMID: 15653259) Eastwood S.L. … Harrison P.J. (Schizophr. Res. 2005) 3 23
  5. Vesicular glutamate transporter 1 immunostaining in the normal and epileptic human cerebral cortex. (PMID: 15961236) Alonso-Nanclares L. … De Felipe J. (Neuroscience 2005) 3 23

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