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Aliases for SLC39A4 Gene

Aliases for SLC39A4 Gene

  • Solute Carrier Family 39 Member 4 2 3 4 5
  • Solute Carrier Family 39 (Zinc Transporter), Member 4 2 3
  • Zrt- And Irt-Like Protein 4 3 4
  • ZIP4 3 4
  • Acrodermatitis Enteropathica, Zinc-Deficiency Type 2
  • Zinc Transporter ZIP4 3
  • AWMS2 3
  • ZIP-4 4
  • AEZ 3

External Ids for SLC39A4 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for SLC39A4 Gene

  • AEZ

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC39A4 Gene

  • GC08M143241
  • GC08M145675
  • GC08M145239
  • GC08M145642
  • GC08M145608
  • GC08M145637
  • GC08M140751

Summaries for SLC39A4 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for SLC39A4 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the zinc/iron-regulated transporter-like protein (ZIP) family. The encoded protein localizes to cell membranes and is required for zinc uptake in the intestine. Mutations in this gene result in acrodermatitis enteropathica. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2013]

GeneCards Summary for SLC39A4 Gene

SLC39A4 (Solute Carrier Family 39 Member 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC39A4 include Acrodermatitis Enteropathica and Acrodermatitis. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and Metal ion SLC transporters. GO annotations related to this gene include metal ion transmembrane transporter activity and zinc ion transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC39A12.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC39A4 Gene

  • Plays an important role in cellular zinc homeostasis as a zinc transporter. Regulated in response to zinc availability (By similarity).

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SLC39A4 Gene

Genomics for SLC39A4 Gene

Regulatory Elements for SLC39A4 Gene

Enhancers for SLC39A4 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
- Elite enhancer/Elite enhancer-gene association

Enhancers around SLC39A4 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for SLC39A4 Gene

144,409,742 bp from pter
144,418,034 bp from pter
8,293 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for SLC39A4 Gene

Genes around SLC39A4 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
SLC39A4 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for SLC39A4 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for SLC39A4 Gene

Proteins for SLC39A4 Gene

  • Protein details for SLC39A4 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Zinc transporter ZIP4
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q7L5S5
    • Q9H6T8
    • Q9NXC4

    Protein attributes for SLC39A4 Gene

    647 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    68392 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=BAA91091.1; Type=Frameshift; Positions=573, 598, 618; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for SLC39A4 Gene


neXtProt entry for SLC39A4 Gene

Post-translational modifications for SLC39A4 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn 261
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for SLC39A4 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for SLC39A4 Gene

Domains & Families for SLC39A4 Gene

Gene Families for SLC39A4 Gene

Protein Domains for SLC39A4 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for SLC39A4 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the ZIP transporter (TC 2.A.5) family.
  • Belongs to the ZIP transporter (TC 2.A.5) family.
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Function for SLC39A4 Gene

Molecular function for SLC39A4 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Plays an important role in cellular zinc homeostasis as a zinc transporter. Regulated in response to zinc availability (By similarity).

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for SLC39A4 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005385 zinc ion transmembrane transporter activity TAS --
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Human Phenotype Ontology for SLC39A4 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for SLC39A4 Gene

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for SLC39A4 Gene

Localization for SLC39A4 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC39A4 Gene

Cell membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein. Recycling endosome membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein. Note=Colocalized with TFRC in the recycling endosomes. Cycles between endosomal compartments and the plasma membrane in response to zinc availability.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for SLC39A4 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for SLC39A4 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
plasma membrane 5
endosome 3
cytosol 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SLC39A4 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005768 endosome IEA --
GO:0005886 plasma membrane IEA,TAS --
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane IBA --
GO:0016023 cytoplasmic, membrane-bounded vesicle IEA,IDA 14612438
GO:0016324 apical plasma membrane IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for SLC39A4 Gene

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Interacting Proteins for SLC39A4 Gene

STRING Interaction Network Preview (showing 5 interactants - click image to see 15)
Selected Interacting proteins: ENSP00000301305 Q6P5W5-S39A4_HUMAN for SLC39A4 Gene via STRING IID

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SLC39A4 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006829 zinc II ion transport IEA --
GO:0006882 cellular zinc ion homeostasis IEA,IBA --
GO:0034224 cellular response to zinc ion starvation IEA --
GO:0071578 zinc II ion transmembrane import IBA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for SLC39A4 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for SLC39A4 Gene

(1) Drugs for SLC39A4 Gene - From: Novoseek

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Transcripts for SLC39A4 Gene

Unigene Clusters for SLC39A4 Gene

Solute carrier family 39 (zinc transporter), member 4:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SLC39A4 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9a · 9b · 9c ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12a · 12b · 12c ^ 13
SP1: - -
SP2: -
SP3: -
SP4: -
SP5: - -
SP7: -

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GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SLC39A4 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for SLC39A4 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for SLC39A4 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Small Intestine - Terminal Ileum (x10.7), Colon - Transverse (x9.2), and Kidney - Cortex (x5.4).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for SLC39A4 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Fetal gut (52.4) and CD8 Tcells (16.6).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MaxQB, and MOPED for SLC39A4 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for SLC39A4 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of SLC39A4 Gene:


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mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SLC39A4 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in kidney, small intestine, stomach, colon, jejunum and duodenum.
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Orthologs for SLC39A4 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for SLC39A4 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SLC39A4 34
  • 81.26 (n)
  • 74.84 (a)
SLC39A4 35
  • 74 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SLC39A4 34
  • 81.46 (n)
  • 77.65 (a)
SLC39A4 35
  • 80 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Slc39a4 34
  • 76.48 (n)
  • 74.11 (a)
Slc39a4 16
Slc39a4 35
  • 71 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SLC39A4 34
  • 99.04 (n)
  • 98.56 (a)
SLC39A4 35
  • 98 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Slc39a4 34
  • 77.29 (n)
  • 73.95 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 35
  • 56 (a)
-- 35
  • 56 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia SLC39A4 35
  • 55 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG10006 35
  • 24 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea tag-141 35
  • 26 (a)
Species where no ortholog for SLC39A4 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • 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)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • 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 (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • 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)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for SLC39A4 Gene

Gene Tree for SLC39A4 (if available)
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Paralogs for SLC39A4 Gene

(3) SIMAP similar genes for SLC39A4 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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Variants for SLC39A4 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SLC39A4 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 08 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs2280838 - 144,416,618(-) ACTGC(A/G)CCAAC upstream-variant-2KB, reference, missense
VAR_023628 -
VAR_023629 Acrodermatitis enteropathica, zinc-deficiency type (AEZ)
VAR_023630 Acrodermatitis enteropathica, zinc-deficiency type (AEZ)
rs17855765 - 144,415,944(+) CCGAG(C/T)GTCCT intron-variant, reference, missense

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SLC39A4 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv12434n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv12437n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv907n27 CNV loss 19166990
esv2738065 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2759652 CNV gain+loss 17122850
nsv428208 CNV gain 18775914
nsv470249 CNV loss 18288195
nsv515809 CNV gain+loss 19592680
nsv612935 CNV loss 21841781
nsv612936 CNV loss 21841781
nsv824805 CNV gain 20364138
nsv831489 CNV loss 17160897

Variation tolerance for SLC39A4 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 95.4% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 17.51; 98.23% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for SLC39A4 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 SLC39A4 Gene

Disorders for SLC39A4 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(6) MalaCards diseases for SLC39A4 Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
acrodermatitis enteropathica
  • acrodermatitis enteropathica, zinc-deficiency type
autosomal recessive disease
metal metabolism disorder
  • inborn metal metabolism disorder
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards


  • Acrodermatitis enteropathica, zinc-deficiency type (AEZ) [MIM:201100]: A rare autosomal recessive disease caused by the inability to absorb sufficient zinc. The clinical features are growth retardation, immune-system dysfunction, alopecia, severe dermatitis, diarrhea and occasionally mental disorders. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:12032886, ECO:0000269 PubMed:12068297, ECO:0000269 PubMed:12787121, ECO:0000269 PubMed:14702039}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for SLC39A4

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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Publications for SLC39A4 Gene

  1. Acrodermatitis enteropathica mutations affect transport activity, localization and zinc-responsive trafficking of the mouse ZIP4 zinc transporter. (PMID: 14709598) Wang F. … Eide D.J. (Hum. Mol. Genet. 2004) 2 3 22 65
  2. Zn2+-stimulated endocytosis of the mZIP4 zinc transporter regulates its location at the plasma membrane. (PMID: 14612438) Kim B.-E. … Petris M.J. (J. Biol. Chem. 2004) 3 4 22 65
  3. The acrodermatitis enteropathica gene ZIP4 encodes a tissue-specific, zinc-regulated zinc transporter in mice. (PMID: 12801924) Dufner-Beattie J. … Andrews G.K. (J. Biol. Chem. 2003) 2 3 22 65
  4. Novel SLC39A4 mutations in acrodermatitis enteropathica. (PMID: 12787121) Nakano A. … Hanada K. (J. Invest. Dermatol. 2003) 3 4 22 65
  5. One novel homozygous mutation of SLC39A4 gene in a Chinese patient with acrodermatitis enteropathica. (PMID: 20300938) Li C.R. … Cao Y.H. (Arch. Dermatol. Res. 2010) 3 22 65

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