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Aliases for SLC44A5 Gene

Aliases for SLC44A5 Gene

  • Solute Carrier Family 44 Member 5 2 3 4 5
  • CTL5 3 4
  • Solute Carrier Family 44, Member 5 2
  • Choline Transporter-Like Protein 5 3

External Ids for SLC44A5 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC44A5 Gene

  • GC01M075385
  • GC01M075667
  • GC01M073802

Summaries for SLC44A5 Gene

GeneCards Summary for SLC44A5 Gene

SLC44A5 (Solute Carrier Family 44 Member 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds. An important paralog of this gene is SLC44A2.

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SLC44A5 Gene

Genomics for SLC44A5 Gene

Regulatory Elements for SLC44A5 Gene

Enhancers for SLC44A5 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
GH01F075375 0.9 Ensembl 45.9 +348.5 348511 1.2 PKNOX1 NFRKB KLF17 ZNF2 YY1 GLIS2 ZNF366 KLF7 EGR2 SP3 SLC44A5 GC01M075375 RNU6-622P
GH01F075472 0.8 ENCODE 20.5 +251.3 251285 0.6 TAL1 JUN CHAMP1 ZNF664 POLR2A GATA2 TRIM24 NFE2 SMARCE1 NRF1 SLC44A5 GC01P075427 LOC100422213 PIR34113
GH01F075228 0.5 FANTOM5 13.4 +495.4 495353 0.2 CEBPB SLC44A5 RNU6-622P GC01M075375
GH01F075136 1 Ensembl ENCODE 5.9 +587.7 587680 1.3 RING1 PKNOX1 SUZ12 ZNF223 CEBPG TRIM24 ZBTB20 EZH2 ZNF263 RNF2 SLC44A5 ENSG00000224127 GC01M075131
GH01F075521 0.4 ENCODE 12 +202.1 202105 1.5 JUN KDM1A SLC44A5 LOC100422213 RNU6-503P
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around SLC44A5 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for SLC44A5 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters
ENSR00000077938 -779 3400 HDGF CREB3L1 ARID4B SIN3A FEZF1 DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 ZNF143 KLF13

Genomic Location for SLC44A5 Gene

75,202,131 bp from pter
75,724,322 bp from pter
522,192 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for SLC44A5 Gene

Genes around SLC44A5 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
SLC44A5 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for SLC44A5 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for SLC44A5 Gene

Proteins for SLC44A5 Gene

  • Protein details for SLC44A5 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Choline transporter-like protein 5
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B5MCU3
    • Q4G0K0
    • Q8NA44
    • Q8NB86

    Protein attributes for SLC44A5 Gene

    719 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    81674 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=BAC03655.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for SLC44A5 Gene


neXtProt entry for SLC44A5 Gene

Post-translational modifications for SLC44A5 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn 88, Asn 190, and Asn 314
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for SLC44A5 Gene

Domains & Families for SLC44A5 Gene

Gene Families for SLC44A5 Gene

Protein Domains for SLC44A5 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for SLC44A5 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the CTL (choline transporter-like) family.
  • Belongs to the CTL (choline transporter-like) family.
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Function for SLC44A5 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for SLC44A5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0015220 choline transmembrane transporter activity TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with SLC44A5: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with SLC44A5: view

Animal Models for SLC44A5 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for SLC44A5:

Animal Model Products

miRNA for SLC44A5 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target SLC44A5

Inhibitory RNA Products

Flow Cytometry Products

No data available for Molecular function , Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for SLC44A5 Gene

Localization for SLC44A5 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC44A5 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 SLC44A5 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SLC44A5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0016020 membrane IEA --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with SLC44A5: view

Pathways & Interactions for SLC44A5 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with SLC44A5: view

Pathways by source for SLC44A5 Gene

Interacting Proteins for SLC44A5 Gene

STRING Interaction Network Preview (showing 3 interactants - click image to see details)
Selected Interacting proteins: ENSP00000359892 Q8NCS7-CTL5_HUMAN for SLC44A5 Gene via STRING IID

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SLC44A5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006656 phosphatidylcholine biosynthetic process TAS --
GO:0015871 choline transport IEA --
GO:0055085 transmembrane transport TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with SLC44A5: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for SLC44A5 Gene

Transcripts for SLC44A5 Gene

Unigene Clusters for SLC44A5 Gene

Solute carrier family 44, member 5:
Representative Sequences:

Inhibitory RNA Products

Flow Cytometry Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SLC44A5 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for SLC44A5 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SLC44A5 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for SLC44A5 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for SLC44A5 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Esophagus - Mucosa (x4.6) and Skin - Sun Exposed (Lower leg) (x4.5).

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of SLC44A5 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SLC44A5 Gene:

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Primer Products

No data available for Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression , Protein tissue co-expression partners and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SLC44A5 Gene

Orthologs for SLC44A5 Gene

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

Orthologs for SLC44A5 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SLC44A5 34 35
  • 97.29 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SLC44A5 34 35
  • 85.03 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SLC44A5 34 35
  • 83.85 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Slc44a5 34 16 35
  • 77.18 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Slc44a5 34
  • 76.01 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 35
  • 70 (a)
-- 35
  • 66 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia SLC44A5 35
  • 45 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves SLC44A5 34 35
  • 71.52 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia SLC44A5 35
  • 56 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia slc44a5 34
  • 68.18 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii slc44a5b 34 35
  • 65.15 (n)
slc44a5a 35
  • 61 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG11880 35
  • 31 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea chtl-1 35
  • 34 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes PNS1 35 37
  • 20 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 35
  • 42 (a)
Species where no ortholog for SLC44A5 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)
  • 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 (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)

Evolution for SLC44A5 Gene

Gene Tree for SLC44A5 (if available)
Gene Tree for SLC44A5 (if available)

Paralogs for SLC44A5 Gene

Paralogs for SLC44A5 Gene

(4) SIMAP similar genes for SLC44A5 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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Variants for SLC44A5 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SLC44A5 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs875989865 Pathogenic 75,724,782(+) CGGGA(ACCCCGAAGG/GCCAACATGGCA)GCGGG upstream-variant-2KB, utr-variant-5-prime
rs367734665 Uncertain significance 75,724,771(+) AGTGG(C/G)CGGAA upstream-variant-2KB, utr-variant-5-prime
rs59932454 Benign 75,724,754(+) CCGTG(C/T)ATTAT upstream-variant-2KB, utr-variant-5-prime
rs1004053 -- 75,303,060(-) ATACA(A/G)TTgtt intron-variant
rs10082036 -- 75,676,748(+) aagat(A/G)tcaat intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SLC44A5 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv111n106 CNV deletion 24896259
dgv55e212 CNV gain 25503493
esv1008813 CNV deletion 20482838
esv1010081 CNV deletion 20482838
esv1169956 CNV insertion 17803354
esv1320217 CNV insertion 17803354
nsv997508 CNV gain 25217958
nsv957940 CNV deletion 24416366
nsv950195 CNV deletion 24416366
nsv945999 CNV duplication 23825009
nsv830270 CNV loss 17160897
nsv546581 CNV loss 21841781
nsv519329 CNV gain 19592680
nsv508304 CNV deletion 20534489
nsv498673 CNV loss 21111241
nsv477434 CNV novel sequence insertion 20440878
nsv475085 CNV novel sequence insertion 20440878
nsv435643 CNV deletion 17901297
nsv159607 CNV deletion 16902084
nsv1455 CNV deletion 18451855
nsv1153366 CNV deletion 26484159
nsv1139481 CNV duplication 24896259
nsv1121765 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1119696 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1078876 OTHER inversion 25765185
nsv1078521 CNV deletion 25765185
nsv1077946 CNV deletion 25765185
nsv1011915 CNV gain 25217958
esv994396 CNV deletion 20482838
esv7181 CNV loss 19470904
esv4835 CNV loss 18987735
esv3586487 CNV gain 21293372
esv3586485 CNV loss 21293372
esv3586484 CNV loss 21293372
esv3586483 CNV loss 21293372
esv3586482 CNV loss 21293372
esv3586478 CNV loss 21293372
esv3581249 CNV gain 25503493
esv3564259 CNV deletion 23714750
esv3564248 CNV deletion 23714750
esv3390264 CNV insertion 20981092
esv2762155 CNV loss 21179565
esv2758943 CNV loss 17122850
esv2749985 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2749974 CNV deletion 23290073
esv2613586 CNV deletion 19546169
esv1954052 CNV deletion 18987734
esv1700928 CNV deletion 17803354
esv1527298 CNV deletion 17803354

Variation tolerance for SLC44A5 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 9.49% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.66; 31.78% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for SLC44A5 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC44A5 Gene

Disorders for SLC44A5 Gene

Relevant External Links for SLC44A5

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

No disorders were found for SLC44A5 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for SLC44A5 Gene

Publications for SLC44A5 Gene

  1. Molecular characterization of the family of choline transporter-like proteins and their splice variants. (PMID: 15715662) Traiffort E. … Meunier F.-M. (J. Neurochem. 2005) 2 3 4 64
  2. Genome-wide association with MRI atrophy measures as a quantitative trait locus for Alzheimer's disease. (PMID: 21116278) Furney S.J. … . (Mol. Psychiatry 2011) 3 46 64
  3. Personalized smoking cessation: interactions between nicotine dose, dependence and quit-success genotype score. (PMID: 20379614) Rose J.E. … Uhl G.R. (Mol. Med. 2010) 3 46 64
  4. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 4 64
  5. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard D.S. … Malek J. (Genome Res. 2004) 3 4 64

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