Aliases for SLC30A10 Gene
External Ids for SLC30A10 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC30A10 Gene
This gene is highly expressed in the liver and is inducible by manganese. Its protein product appears to be critical in maintaining manganese levels, and has higher specificity for manganese than zinc. Loss of function mutations appear to result in a pleomorphic phenotype, including dystonia and adult-onset parkinsonism. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been observed for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2012]
GeneCards Summary for SLC30A10 Gene
SLC30A10 (Solute Carrier Family 30 Member 10) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC30A10 include Hypermanganesemia With Dystonia, Polycythemia, And Cirrhosis and Dystonia/Parkinsonism, Hypermanganesemia, Polycythemia, And Chronic Liver Disease. Among its related pathways are Metal ion SLC transporters. GO annotations related to this gene include cation transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC30A1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC30A10 Gene
Plays a pivotal role in manganese transport. Manganese is an essential cation for the function of several enzymes, including some crucially important for the metabolism of neurotransmitters and other neuronal metabolic pathways. However, elevated levels of manganese are cytotoxic and induce oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction and apoptosis. Acts as manganese efflux transporter and confers protection against manganese-induced cell death (PubMed:22341972, PubMed:22341971, PubMed:25319704, PubMed:27226609, PubMed:27307044). Also acts as zinc transporter involved in zinc homeostasis. Seems to mediate zinc transport into early endosomes and recycling endosomes to prevent zinc toxicity; the function may be regulated by heterodimerization with other zinc transporters of the SLC30A subfamily. The SLC30A3:SLC30A10 heterodimer is involved in zinc transport-dependent regulation of the EGFR/ERK transduction pathway in endosomes. May be involved in regulation of zinc-dependent senescence of vascular smooth muscle cells (PubMed:22706290, PubMed:22427991, PubMed:26728129).