Aliases for SLC30A6 Gene
External Ids for SLC30A6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC30A6 Gene
Zinc functions as a cofactor for numerous enzymes, nuclear factors, and hormones and as an intra- and intercellular signal ion. Members of the zinc transporter (ZNT)/SLC30 subfamily of the cation diffusion facilitator family, such as SLC30A6, permit cellular efflux of zinc (Seve et al., 2004 [PubMed 15154973]).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SLC30A6 Gene
SLC30A6 (Solute Carrier Family 30 Member 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC30A6 include x-linked hereditary ataxia and fragile x-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome. Among its related pathways are Peptide hormone metabolism and Transport to the Golgi and subsequent modification. GO annotations related to this gene include cation transmembrane transporter activity and zinc ion transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC30A7.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC30A6 Gene
Zinc-efflux transporter which allocates the cytoplasmic zinc to the trans-Golgi network (TGN) as well as the vesicular compartment.