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Aliases for SLC38A8 Gene

Aliases for SLC38A8 Gene

  • Solute Carrier Family 38 Member 8 2 3 4 5
  • Putative Sodium-Coupled Neutral Amino Acid Transporter 8 3
  • Solute Carrier Family 38, Member 8 2
  • FVH2 3

External Ids for SLC38A8 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC38A8 Gene

  • GC16M082601
  • GC16M084043
  • GC16M069797

Summaries for SLC38A8 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for SLC38A8 Gene

  • This gene encodes a putative sodium-dependent amino-acid/proton antiporter. The protein has eleven transmembrane domains, an extracellular N-terminus and an intracellular C-terminal tail. The protein is a member of the SLC38 sodium-coupled neutral amino acid transporter family of proteins. Mutations in this gene result in foveal hypoplasia with or without optic nerve misrouting and/or anterior segment dysgenesis. [provided by RefSeq, May 2014]

GeneCards Summary for SLC38A8 Gene

SLC38A8 (Solute Carrier Family 38 Member 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC38A8 include Foveal Hypoplasia 2, With Or Without Optic Nerve Misrouting And/Or Anterior Segment Dysgenesis and Pathologic Nystagmus. GO annotations related to this gene include amino acid transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC38A7.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC38A8 Gene

  • Putative sodium-dependent amino acid/proton antiporter.

Additional gene information for SLC38A8 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SLC38A8 Gene

Genomics for SLC38A8 Gene

Regulatory Elements for SLC38A8 Gene

Enhancers for SLC38A8 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
GH16H083995 1.4 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 12.6 +47.2 47162 0.7 MXI1 RFX1 DDX20 NFYC BMI1 RFX5 MYNN ZXDB NECAB2 DNAAF1 RNA5SP432 SLC38A8 ENSG00000260300 KLHL36 HSDL1 ADAD2 PIR54401 GC16M084039
GH16H083993 1.4 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 12 +48.7 48677 1.3 ELF3 ARID4B DNMT3B HSF1 RCOR1 FOS ATF7 THAP11 CEBPB SMARCB1 NECAB2 KLHL36 SLC38A8 RNA5SP432 OSGIN1 MLYCD ENSG00000261243 TAF1C ADAD2 ENSG00000260859
GH16H084040 1 FANTOM5 ENCODE dbSUPER 13.8 +2.2 2200 1.2 RFX1 NFIB CREB1 EZH2 SLC38A8 MBTPS1 NECAB2 RNA5SP432 GC16M084039
GH16H084013 1.1 Ensembl ENCODE 12.2 +28.9 28896 1.3 HDAC1 HDGF PKNOX1 ATF1 SIN3A TCF12 SLC30A9 EGR1 ATF7 CREM SLC38A8 RNA5SP432 HSDL1 DNAAF1 GC16M084039 PIR54401
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around SLC38A8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Locations for SLC38A8 Gene

Genomic Locations for SLC38A8 Gene
33,431 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for SLC38A8 Gene

Genes around SLC38A8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
SLC38A8 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for SLC38A8 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for SLC38A8 Gene

Proteins for SLC38A8 Gene

  • Protein details for SLC38A8 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Putative sodium-coupled neutral amino acid transporter 8
    Protein Accession:

    Protein attributes for SLC38A8 Gene

    435 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    46731 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for SLC38A8 Gene

Post-translational modifications for SLC38A8 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for SLC38A8 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for SLC38A8 Gene

Domains & Families for SLC38A8 Gene

Gene Families for SLC38A8 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Disease related genes
  • Potential drug targets
  • Predicted intracellular proteins
  • Predicted membrane proteins
  • Transporters

Protein Domains for SLC38A8 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for SLC38A8 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the amino acid/polyamine transporter 2 family.
  • Belongs to the amino acid/polyamine transporter 2 family.
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Function for SLC38A8 Gene

Molecular function for SLC38A8 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Putative sodium-dependent amino acid/proton antiporter.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for SLC38A8 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for SLC38A8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0015171 amino acid transmembrane transporter activity IBA --
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Phenotypes for SLC38A8 Gene

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Human Phenotype Ontology for SLC38A8 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Model Products

miRNA for SLC38A8 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target SLC38A8

Clone Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for SLC38A8 Gene

Localization for SLC38A8 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC38A8 Gene

Membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

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 SLC38A8 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 3

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SLC38A8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0016020 membrane IEA --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with SLC38A8: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for SLC38A8 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for SLC38A8 Gene

SuperPathways for SLC38A8 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for SLC38A8 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SLC38A8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003333 amino acid transmembrane transport IBA --
GO:0006810 transport IEA --
GO:0006811 ion transport IEA --
GO:0006814 sodium ion transport IEA --
GO:0006865 amino acid transport IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with SLC38A8: view

No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for SLC38A8 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for SLC38A8 Gene

(1) Additional Compounds for SLC38A8 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
  • Sodium
  • Sodium ion
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with SLC38A8: view

Transcripts for SLC38A8 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for SLC38A8 Gene

(2) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(0) Additional mRNA sequences :
(1) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(4) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for SLC38A8 Gene

Solute carrier family 38, member 8:
Representative Sequences:

Clone Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SLC38A8 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for SLC38A8 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SLC38A8 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for SLC38A8 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for SLC38A8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Amygdala (x10.8), Heart - Left Ventricle (x6.4), Brain - Cortex (x4.2), and Brain - Frontal Cortex (BA9) (x4.1).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for SLC38A8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in NK cells (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for SLC38A8 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for SLC38A8 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of SLC38A8 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SLC38A8 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SLC38A8 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Expressed in fetal and adult brain, and spinal cord. In the brain, it is localized in the cell body and axon of the majority of neuronal cells and in a subset of glial cells. Found throughout the neuronal retina, with higher expression levels in the inner and outer plexiform layers and the photoreceptor layer. Very weak expression is also present in the kidneys, thymus, and testes.

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for SLC38A8 Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • nervous
Head and neck:
  • brain
  • cranial nerve
  • eye
  • head
  • peripheral nervous system
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with SLC38A8: view

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery and Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for SLC38A8 Gene

Orthologs for SLC38A8 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals and fungi.

Orthologs for SLC38A8 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SLC38A8 33 34
  • 99.08 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SLC38A8 33 34
  • 85.33 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SLC38A8 33 34
  • 84.52 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Slc38a8 33
  • 83.53 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Slc38a8 33 16 34
  • 83.29 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia SLC38A8 34
  • 65 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia SLC38A8 34
  • 62 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves SLC38A8 33 34
  • 69.03 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia SLC38A8 34
  • 57 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia slc38a8 33
  • 62.1 (n)
Str.3369 33
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.7747 33
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii LOC795255 33
  • 62.76 (n)
CR352249.1 34
  • 55 (a)
SLC38A8 (1 of 2) 34
  • 53 (a)
Dr.18230 33
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.3746 33
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes AVT6 34
  • 17 (a)
AVT7 34
  • 17 (a)
AVT5 34
  • 16 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 34
  • 30 (a)
-- 34
  • 26 (a)
Species where no ortholog for SLC38A8 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • 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)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • 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)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • 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)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for SLC38A8 Gene

Gene Tree for SLC38A8 (if available)
Gene Tree for SLC38A8 (if available)

Paralogs for SLC38A8 Gene

Paralogs for SLC38A8 Gene

(1) SIMAP similar genes for SLC38A8 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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Variants for SLC38A8 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SLC38A8 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 16 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs372929441 Pathogenic, Foveal hypoplasia 2 (FVH2) [MIM:609218] 84,022,883(+) AGCTT(A/C/T)GTGAC reference, missense
rs587777253 Pathogenic, Foveal hypoplasia 2 (FVH2) [MIM:609218] 84,042,063(+) TGAGG(A/C)TGAAG reference, missense
rs587777254 Pathogenic, Foveal hypoplasia 2 (FVH2) [MIM:609218] 84,022,873(+) TGGAG(A/T)CGGCA reference, missense
rs587777256 Pathogenic, Foveal hypoplasia 2 (FVH2) [MIM:609218] 84,009,858(+) CACTC(C/T)CCAGA reference, missense
VAR_071253 Foveal hypoplasia 2 (FVH2) [MIM:609218]

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SLC38A8 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv573421 CNV gain 21841781
nsv528396 CNV loss 19592680
nsv527489 CNV loss 19592680
nsv517566 CNV gain+loss 19592680
nsv471106 CNV gain 18288195
nsv457595 CNV gain 19166990
nsv1909 CNV deletion 18451855
nsv1109027 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1067050 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1065790 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1059227 CNV loss 25217958
esv3892925 CNV loss 25118596
esv3892924 CNV gain 25118596
esv3639409 CNV loss 21293372
esv3639405 CNV loss 21293372
esv2763146 CNV loss 21179565
esv2761930 CNV gain 21179565
esv27048 CNV loss 19812545
esv2657139 CNV deletion 23128226
dgv546e214 CNV gain 21293372
dgv5261n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv5259n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv3056n100 CNV loss 25217958

Variation tolerance for SLC38A8 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 92.9% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 6.02; 74.98% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for SLC38A8 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC38A8 Gene

Disorders for SLC38A8 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(4) MalaCards diseases for SLC38A8 Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, and DISEASES

- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards


  • Foveal hypoplasia 2 (FVH2) [MIM:609218]: An isolated form of foveal hypoplasia, a developmental defect of the eye defined as the lack of foveal depression with continuity of all neurosensory retinal layers in the presumed foveal area. Clinical features include absence of foveal pit on optical coherence tomography, absence of foveal hyperpigmentation, absence of foveal avascularity, absence of foveal and macular reflexes, decreased visual acuity, and nystagmus. Optic nerve misrouting and anterior segment dysgenesis are observed in some FVH2 patients. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:24045842, ECO:0000269 PubMed:24290379}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for SLC38A8

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 SLC38A8 Gene

Publications for SLC38A8 Gene

  1. Isolated foveal hypoplasia with secondary nystagmus and low vision is associated with a homozygous SLC38A8 mutation. (PMID: 24045842) Perez Y … Birk OS (European journal of human genetics : EJHG 2014) 3 4 60
  2. Recessive mutations in SLC38A8 cause foveal hypoplasia and optic nerve misrouting without albinism. (PMID: 24290379) Poulter JA … Toomes C (American journal of human genetics 2013) 3 4 60
  3. Personalized smoking cessation: interactions between nicotine dose, dependence and quit-success genotype score. (PMID: 20379614) Rose JE … Uhl GR (Molecular medicine (Cambridge, Mass.) 2010) 3 45 60
  4. Association between liver-specific gene polymorphisms and their expression levels with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. (PMID: 23213074) Adams LA … Pennell CE (Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.) 2013) 3 60
  5. Gene-environment interaction effects on lung function- a genome-wide association study within the Framingham heart study. (PMID: 24289273) Liao SY … Christiani DC (Environmental health : a global access science source 2013) 3 60

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