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Aliases for SLC30A2 Gene

Aliases for SLC30A2 Gene

  • Solute Carrier Family 30 Member 2 2 3 4
  • Solute Carrier Family 30 (Zinc Transporter), Member 2 2 3 5
  • ZnT-2 3 4
  • ZNT2 3 4
  • PP12488 3
  • TNZD 3

External Ids for SLC30A2 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for SLC30A2 Gene

  • ZNT2

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC30A2 Gene

  • GC00U990435
  • GC01M025596
  • GC01M025970
  • GC01M025968
  • GC01M026236
  • GC01M026365
  • GC01M024618

Summaries for SLC30A2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for SLC30A2 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a zinc transporter that acts as a homodimer. The encoded protein plays a role in secreting zinc into breast milk. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2015]

GeneCards Summary for SLC30A2 Gene

SLC30A2 (Solute Carrier Family 30 Member 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC30A2 include Zinc Deficiency, Transient Neonatal and Acrodermatitis Enteropathica. Among its related pathways are Metal ion SLC transporters and Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds. GO annotations related to this gene include cation transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC30A4.

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SLC30A2 Gene

Genomics for SLC30A2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for SLC30A2 Gene

Enhancers for SLC30A2 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 SLC30A2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for SLC30A2 Gene

26,037,252 bp from pter
26,046,138 bp from pter
8,887 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for SLC30A2 Gene

Genes around SLC30A2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
SLC30A2 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for SLC30A2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for SLC30A2 Gene

Proteins for SLC30A2 Gene

  • Protein details for SLC30A2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Zinc transporter 2
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q71RC8

    Protein attributes for SLC30A2 Gene

    323 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    35178 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homodimer.

    Alternative splice isoforms for SLC30A2 Gene


neXtProt entry for SLC30A2 Gene

Proteomics data for SLC30A2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for SLC30A2 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for SLC30A2 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for SLC30A2 Gene

Domains & Families for SLC30A2 Gene

Gene Families for SLC30A2 Gene

Protein Domains for SLC30A2 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for SLC30A2 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the cation diffusion facilitator (CDF) transporter (TC 2.A.4) family. SLC30A subfamily.
  • Belongs to the cation diffusion facilitator (CDF) transporter (TC 2.A.4) family. SLC30A subfamily.
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Function for SLC30A2 Gene

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Human Phenotype Ontology for SLC30A2 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for SLC30A2

CRISPR Products

No data available for Molecular function , Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for SLC30A2 Gene

Localization for SLC30A2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC30A2 Gene

Vacuole membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.
Isoform 2: Lysosome membrane.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for SLC30A2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for SLC30A2 gene
Compartment Confidence
endosome 5
lysosome 5
plasma membrane 5
vacuole 5
golgi apparatus 1
mitochondrion 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SLC30A2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA 17349999
GO:0005886 plasma membrane IBA --
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Pathways & Interactions for SLC30A2 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SLC30A2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0071577 zinc II ion transmembrane transport IEA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for SLC30A2 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for SLC30A2 Gene

(1) Drugs for SLC30A2 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
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Transcripts for SLC30A2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for SLC30A2 Gene

Solute carrier family 30 (zinc transporter), member 2:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SLC30A2 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8
SP1: - - -
SP2: -

Relevant External Links for SLC30A2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SLC30A2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for SLC30A2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for SLC30A2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Pancreas (x33.9) and Kidney - Cortex (x8.7).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for SLC30A2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Placenta (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for SLC30A2 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SLC30A2 Gene Hs.143545

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Protein tissue co-expression partners for SLC30A2 Gene

Primer Products

No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SLC30A2 Gene

Orthologs for SLC30A2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for SLC30A2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SLC30A2 35
  • 85.5 (n)
  • 81.35 (a)
SLC30A2 36
  • 81 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SLC30A2 35
  • 87.51 (n)
  • 88.14 (a)
SLC30A2 36
  • 88 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Slc30a2 35
  • 82.6 (n)
  • 80.87 (a)
Slc30a2 16
Slc30a2 36
  • 79 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SLC30A2 35
  • 99.46 (n)
  • 99.73 (a)
SLC30A2 36
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Slc30a2 35
  • 81.7 (n)
  • 79.89 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia SLC30A2 36
  • 78 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia SLC30A2 36
  • 74 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves SLC30A2 35
  • 72.14 (n)
  • 70.75 (a)
SLC30A2 36
  • 64 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia SLC30A2 36
  • 72 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia slc30a2 35
  • 68.04 (n)
  • 74.18 (a)
Str.8408 35
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.11702 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii slc30a2 35
  • 65.94 (n)
  • 65.02 (a)
CR381630.1 36
  • 13 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP009005 35
  • 56.81 (n)
  • 52.41 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta ZnT35C 35
  • 57.18 (n)
  • 52.79 (a)
CG31860 36
  • 24 (a)
ZnT35C 36
  • 38 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea cdf-2 35
  • 53.33 (n)
  • 50.62 (a)
cdf-2 36
  • 44 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes COT1 36
  • 18 (a)
ZRC1 36
  • 19 (a)
MMT2 38
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons ZAT 35
  • 54.37 (n)
  • 45.52 (a)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os05g0128400 35
  • 53.38 (n)
  • 44.85 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 28 (a)
Species with no ortholog for SLC30A2:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)

Evolution for SLC30A2 Gene

Gene Tree for SLC30A2 (if available)
Gene Tree for SLC30A2 (if available)

Paralogs for SLC30A2 Gene

Paralogs for SLC30A2 Gene

(3) SIMAP similar genes for SLC30A2 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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Variants for SLC30A2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SLC30A2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
VAR_069309 Zinc deficiency, transient neonatal (TNZD)
VAR_069310 Zinc deficiency, transient neonatal (TNZD)
rs1316852 -- 26,041,770(+) AAGAC(A/G)AAGGT reference, synonymous-codon
rs2186234 -- 26,042,063(-) AGATG(A/C/G)CTTTT intron-variant
rs2997451 -- 26,042,806(-) GGTTT(A/G)GGGGC intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SLC30A2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv834513 CNV Gain 17160897
nsv871353 CNV Loss 21882294

Variation tolerance for SLC30A2 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 61.3% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.71; 32.57% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for SLC30A2 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC30A2 Gene

Disorders for SLC30A2 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(2) MalaCards diseases for SLC30A2 Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
zinc deficiency, transient neonatal
  • zinc deficiency, neonatal, due to low breast milk zinc
acrodermatitis enteropathica
  • acrodermatitis enteropathica zinc deficiency type
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards


  • Zinc deficiency, transient neonatal (TNZD) [MIM:608118]: A disorder occurring in breast-fed infants as a consequence of low milk zinc concentration in their nursing mothers, which cannot be corrected by maternal zinc supplementation. A large amount of zinc, an essential trace mineral, is required for normal growth particularly in infants, and breast milk normally contains adequate zinc to meet the requirement for infants up to 4 to 6 months of age. Zinc deficiency can lead to dermatitis, alopecia, decreased growth, and impaired immune function. The disorder shows autosomal dominant inheritance with incomplete penetrance. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:17065149, ECO:0000269 PubMed:22733820}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for SLC30A2

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 Genatlas for SLC30A2 Gene

Publications for SLC30A2 Gene

  1. A dominant negative heterozygous G87R mutation in the zinc transporter, ZnT-2 (SLC30A2), results in transient neonatal zinc deficiency. (PMID: 22733820) Lasry I. … Assaraf Y.G. (J. Biol. Chem. 2012) 3 4 67
  2. Zinc transporter-2 (ZnT2) variants are localized to distinct subcellular compartments and functionally transport zinc. (PMID: 19496757) Lopez V. … Kelleher S.L. (Biochem. J. 2009) 3 23
  3. Zinc transporter 2 (SLC30A2) can suppress the vesicular zinc defect of adaptor protein 3-depleted fibroblasts by promoting zinc accumulation in lysosomes. (PMID: 17349999) FalcA^n-PAcrez J.M. … Dell'Angelica E.C. (Exp. Cell Res. 2007) 3 23
  4. Coordinative modulation of human zinc transporter 2 gene expression through active and suppressive regulators. (PMID: 25618524) Lu Y.J. … Lin L.Y. (J. Nutr. Biochem. 2015) 3
  5. Prolactin receptor attenuation induces zinc pool redistribution through ZnT2 and decreases invasion in MDA-MB-453 breast cancer cells. (PMID: 24333596) Bostanci Z. … Kelleher S.L. (Exp. Cell Res. 2014) 3

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