Aliases for SLC2A9 Gene
External Ids for SLC2A9 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC2A9 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the SLC2A facilitative glucose transporter family. Members of this family play a significant role in maintaining glucose homeostasis. The encoded protein may play a role in the development and survival of chondrocytes in cartilage matrices. Two transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been identified for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SLC2A9 Gene
SLC2A9 (Solute Carrier Family 2 Member 9) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC2A9 include Hypouricemia, Renal, 2 and Hypouricemia, Renal. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and PAK Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include transmembrane transporter activity and glucose transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC2A7.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC2A9 Gene
Transport urate and fructose. May have a role in the urate reabsorption by proximal tubules. Also transports glucose at low rate.