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Aliases for SLC2A8 Gene

Aliases for SLC2A8 Gene

  • Solute Carrier Family 2 Member 8 2 3 5
  • Solute Carrier Family 2 (Facilitated Glucose Transporter), Member 8 2 3
  • Glucose Transporter Type X1 3 4
  • Glucose Transporter Type 8 3 4
  • GLUTX1 3 4
  • GLUT8 3 4
  • Solute Carrier Family 2 (Facilitated Glucose Transporter) Member 8 2
  • Solute Carrier Family 2, Facilitated Glucose Transporter Member 8 3
  • GLUT-8 4

External Ids for SLC2A8 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC2A8 Gene

  • GC09P121274
  • GC09P121806
  • GC09P123613
  • GC09P125535
  • GC09P127239
  • GC09P129199
  • GC09P130159
  • GC09P099775

Summaries for SLC2A8 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for SLC2A8 Gene

  • This gene belongs to the solute carrier 2A family, which includes intracellular glucose transporters. Based on sequence comparison, the glucose transporters are grouped into three classes and this gene is a member of class II. The encoded protein, like other members of the family, contains several conserved residues and motifs and 12 transmembrane domains with both amino and carboxyl ends being on the cytosolic side of the membrane. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2012]

GeneCards Summary for SLC2A8 Gene

SLC2A8 (Solute Carrier Family 2 Member 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and Vesicle-mediated transport. GO annotations related to this gene include transmembrane transporter activity and glucose transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC2A6.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC2A8 Gene

  • Insulin-regulated facilitative glucose transporter. Binds cytochalasin B in a glucose-inhibitable manner. Seems to be a dual-specific sugar transporter as it is inhibitable by fructose (By similarity).

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SLC2A8 Gene

Genomics for SLC2A8 Gene

Regulatory Elements for SLC2A8 Gene

Enhancers for SLC2A8 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Enhancer Score Enhancer Sources Gene-Enhancer Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Gene Targets for Enhancer
GH09G127516 1.9 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 16.9 +124.4 124369 9.3 PKNOX1 ARNT SIN3A FEZF1 ZNF2 GTF3C2 ZNF766 GATA2 CBX5 ZNF143 RPL12 SLC2A8 ZNF79 SNORA65 NAIF1 URM1 FAM129B CDK9 TOR2A SH2D3C
GH09G127410 0.8 ENCODE 35.8 +14.8 14768 2.6 PKNOX1 FOXA2 SIN3A ZNF335 GLIS2 FOS ZEB2 ZNF398 NR2F2 ZFP69B SLC2A8 RPL12 GARNL3 ENSG00000228487 ZNF79 GC09M127421 PIR59639
GH09G127420 1.1 ENCODE 22.6 +26.0 26047 4.9 HDGF PKNOX1 CREB3L1 WRNIP1 ZFP64 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 FEZF1 YY1 RPL12 SLC2A8 NAIF1 SNORA65 GC09M127421 PIR59639
GH09G127392 1.4 ENCODE dbSUPER 15.6 -1.4 -1404 7.1 HDGF FOXA2 PKNOX1 MLX CREB3L1 ZFP64 SIN3A ARID4B DMAP1 YY1 SLC2A8 ZNF79 ENSG00000228487 GARNL3 SNORA65 RPL12 ENSG00000271833 TOR2A
GH09G127800 1.9 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.4 +405.6 405551 4.5 HDGF PKNOX1 CREB3L1 ARNT ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 YY1 SLC30A9 ZNF766 ENG CDK9 SLC2A8 PTRH1 FPGS LOC101929270 LOC102723566 ENSG00000227218 URM1 FAM129B
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around SLC2A8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for SLC2A8 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters
ENSR00000241684 162 1801 HDGF FOXA2 PKNOX1 CREB3L1 ZFP64 SIN3A ARID4B YY1 ZNF143 ZNF207

Genomic Location for SLC2A8 Gene

127,397,138 bp from pter
127,408,424 bp from pter
11,287 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for SLC2A8 Gene

Genes around SLC2A8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
SLC2A8 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for SLC2A8 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for SLC2A8 Gene

Proteins for SLC2A8 Gene

  • Protein details for SLC2A8 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Solute carrier family 2, facilitated glucose transporter member 8
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q8WUZ9
    • Q9NSC4

    Protein attributes for SLC2A8 Gene

    477 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    50819 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with AP2B1.

neXtProt entry for SLC2A8 Gene

Post-translational modifications for SLC2A8 Gene

  • Ubiquitination at Lys465
  • Glycosylation at isoforms=349
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for SLC2A8 Gene

Domains & Families for SLC2A8 Gene

Gene Families for SLC2A8 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the major facilitator superfamily. Sugar transporter (TC 2.A.1.1) family. Glucose transporter subfamily.
  • Belongs to the major facilitator superfamily. Sugar transporter (TC 2.A.1.1) family. Glucose transporter subfamily.
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Function for SLC2A8 Gene

Molecular function for SLC2A8 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Insulin-regulated facilitative glucose transporter. Binds cytochalasin B in a glucose-inhibitable manner. Seems to be a dual-specific sugar transporter as it is inhibitable by fructose (By similarity).
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Induction:
In testis, down-regulated by estrogen.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for SLC2A8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005215 transporter activity IEA --
GO:0005351 sugar:proton symporter activity IBA --
GO:0005355 glucose transmembrane transporter activity TAS 10671487
GO:0005536 glucose binding IEA --
GO:0022857 transmembrane transporter activity IEA --
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Animal Models for SLC2A8 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for SLC2A8:

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for SLC2A8

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

Flow Cytometry Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for SLC2A8 Gene

Localization for SLC2A8 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC2A8 Gene

Cell membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein. Cytoplasmic vesicle membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein. Note=Principally intracellular. May move between intracellular vesicles and the plasma membrane. The dileucine internalization motif is critical for intracellular sequestration (By similarity). {ECO:0000250}.

Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for SLC2A8 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
lysosome 5
endosome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SLC2A8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005765 lysosomal membrane IDA 17897319
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane TAS,IEA --
GO:0008021 synaptic vesicle IEA --
GO:0016020 membrane IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for SLC2A8 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SLC2A8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001666 response to hypoxia IEA --
GO:0005975 carbohydrate metabolic process TAS 10671487
GO:0006810 transport IEA --
GO:0007141 male meiosis I IEA --
GO:0008286 insulin receptor signaling pathway IEA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for SLC2A8 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for SLC2A8 Gene

(2) Drugs for SLC2A8 Gene - From: DrugBank and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Fludeoxyglucose F-18 Approved Pharma Transporter, substrate 0
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Transcripts for SLC2A8 Gene

Unigene Clusters for SLC2A8 Gene

Solute carrier family 2 (facilitated glucose transporter), member 8:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SLC2A8 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c · 1d ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7a · 7b · 7c ^ 8 ^ 9a · 9b ^ 10a · 10b ^ 11 ^ 12a · 12b
SP1: - - - -
SP2: - - - - - - -
SP3: - - - - - -
SP4: - -
SP5: -
SP6: - -
SP7: - -
SP8: - - - -

Relevant External Links for SLC2A8 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SLC2A8 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for SLC2A8 Gene

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for SLC2A8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Nasal epithelium (67.8).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for SLC2A8 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for SLC2A8 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of SLC2A8 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SLC2A8 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SLC2A8 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in testis, but not in testicular carcinoma. Lower amounts present in most other tissues.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for SLC2A8 Gene

  • Skin(4.2)
  • Nervous system(3.2)
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Primer Products

No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for SLC2A8 Gene

Orthologs for SLC2A8 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for SLC2A8 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SLC2A8 34 35
  • 99.58 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SLC2A8 34 35
  • 88.19 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SLC2A8 34 35
  • 88.12 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Slc2a8 34 16 35
  • 85.5 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Slc2a8 34
  • 85.46 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia SLC2A8 35
  • 68 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia SLC2A8 35
  • 61 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves SLC2A8 34 35
  • 60.34 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia SLC2A8 35
  • 54 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100486943 34
  • 65.5 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii slc2a8 34 35
  • 61.35 (n)
Dr.17429 34
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Tret1-2 34 35
  • 49.09 (n)
CG8234 36
  • 38 (a)
CG10960 36 35
  • 36 (a)
CG6484 36 35
  • 34 (a)
CG1213 36 35
  • 32 (a)
sut4 36 35
  • 32 (a)
CG1208 35
  • 31 (a)
CG8249 36 35
  • 28 (a)
CG33281 35
  • 27 (a)
CG4797 36 35
  • 26 (a)
CG15406 35
  • 26 (a)
CG15408 36 35
  • 25 (a)
CG3285 35
  • 25 (a)
CG14606 35
  • 24 (a)
CG33282 35
  • 24 (a)
CG14605 35
  • 23 (a)
CG4607 35
  • 22 (a)
Glut3 35
  • 20 (a)
CG8837 35
  • 19 (a)
Tret1-1 35
  • 19 (a)
CG31100 35
  • 15 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes HXT10 35
  • 24 (a)
HXT2 35
  • 24 (a)
HXT1 35
  • 22 (a)
HXT3 35
  • 22 (a)
HXT4 35
  • 22 (a)
HXT5 35
  • 22 (a)
HXT6 35
  • 22 (a)
HXT7 35
  • 22 (a)
GAL2 35
  • 21 (a)
HXT11 35
  • 21 (a)
HXT13 35
  • 21 (a)
HXT15 35
  • 21 (a)
HXT16 35
  • 21 (a)
HXT17 35
  • 21 (a)
HXT8 35
  • 21 (a)
HXT9 35
  • 21 (a)
STL1 35
  • 20 (a)
HXT14 35
  • 18 (a)
RGT2 35
  • 15 (a)
SNF3 35
  • 13 (a)
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons AT1G75220 34
  • 45.29 (n)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os05g0579000 34
  • 49.04 (n)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 35
  • 38 (a)
CSA.10291 35
  • 36 (a)
-- 35
  • 35 (a)
Species where no ortholog for SLC2A8 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • 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)
  • 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 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)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for SLC2A8 Gene

Gene Tree for SLC2A8 (if available)
Gene Tree for SLC2A8 (if available)

Paralogs for SLC2A8 Gene

Paralogs for SLC2A8 Gene

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Variants for SLC2A8 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SLC2A8 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 09 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs1000251139 -- 127,399,945(+) CGGGG(A/G)TTGCT nc-transcript-variant, reference, synonymous-codon, utr-variant-5-prime
rs1000253482 -- 127,396,508(+) CAGGG(C/T)CACGC upstream-variant-2KB
rs1000553168 -- 127,401,183(+) TGGCC(A/G)AGTCA intron-variant
rs1000601314 -- 127,405,914(+) CCTTG(C/T)TGTGT intron-variant
rs1000823450 -- 127,406,166(+) CTGGC(A/C)TGTGC intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SLC2A8 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv615343 CNV loss 21841781

Variation tolerance for SLC2A8 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 75.7% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 4.72; 66.24% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for SLC2A8 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC2A8 Gene

Disorders for SLC2A8 Gene

Relevant External Links for SLC2A8

Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for SLC2A8 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for SLC2A8 Gene

Publications for SLC2A8 Gene

  1. GLUT8, a novel member of the sugar transport facilitator family with glucose transport activity. (PMID: 10821868) Doege H. … Joost H.-G. (J. Biol. Chem. 2000) 2 3 4 22 64
  2. GLUTX1, a novel mammalian glucose transporter expressed in the central nervous system and insulin-sensitive tissues. (PMID: 10671487) Ibberson M.R. … Thorens B. (J. Biol. Chem. 2000) 2 3 4 64
  3. The glucose transport facilitator GLUT8 is predominantly associated with the acrosomal region of mature spermatozoa. (PMID: 11845330) SchA1rmann A. … Joost H.G. (Cell Tissue Res. 2002) 3 22 64
  4. The BioPlex Network: A Systematic Exploration of the Human Interactome. (PMID: 26186194) Huttlin E.L. … Gygi S.P. (Cell 2015) 3 64
  5. Glucose transporter 8 (GLUT8) mediates fructose-induced de novo lipogenesis and macrosteatosis. (PMID: 24519932) Debosch B.J. … Moley K.H. (J. Biol. Chem. 2014) 3 64

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