Aliases for SLC52A3 Gene
External Ids for SLC52A3 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for SLC52A3 Gene
This gene encodes a riboflavin transporter protein that is strongly expressed in the intestine and likely plays a role in intestinal absorption of riboflavin. The protein is predicted to have eleven transmembrane domains and a cell surface localization signal in the C-terminus. Mutations at this locus have been associated with Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome and Fazio-Londe disease. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2012]
GeneCards Summary for SLC52A3 Gene
SLC52A3 (Solute Carrier Family 52 Member 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC52A3 include Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere Syndrome 1 and Fazio-Londe Disease. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Vitamin digestion and absorption. GO annotations related to this gene include riboflavin transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC52A2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC52A3 Gene
Transporter for riboflavin, which must be obtained as a nutrient via intestinal absorption. Riboflavin transport is Na(+)-independent at low pH but significantly reduced by Na(+) depletion under neutral pH conditions. Activity is strongly inhibited by riboflavin analogs, such as lumiflavin, flavin mononucleotide (FMN), flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD), by methylene blue, and to a lesser extent by amiloride.