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Aliases for SLC6A1 Gene

Aliases for SLC6A1 Gene

  • Solute Carrier Family 6 Member 1 2 3 4 5
  • Solute Carrier Family 6 (Neurotransmitter Transporter, GABA), Member 1 2 3
  • Solute Carrier Family 6 (Neurotransmitter Transporter), Member 1 2 3
  • GABA Transporter 1 2 3
  • GABATR 3 4
  • GAT-1 3 4
  • GAT1 3 4
  • Sodium- And Chloride-Dependent GABA Transporter 1 3
  • GABT1 4
  • MAE 3

External Ids for SLC6A1 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC6A1 Gene

  • GC03P010986

Summaries for SLC6A1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for SLC6A1 Gene

  • The SLC6A1 gene encodes a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) transporter, which removes GABA from the synaptic cleft (Hirunsatit et al., 2009 [PubMed 19077666]).[supplied by OMIM, Jul 2009]

GeneCards Summary for SLC6A1 Gene

SLC6A1 (Solute Carrier Family 6 Member 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC6A1 include Myoclonic-Atonic Epilepsy and Myoclonic-Astastic Epilepsy. Among its related pathways are Transmission across Chemical Synapses and Circadian entrainment. GO annotations related to this gene include neurotransmitter:sodium symporter activity and gamma-aminobutyric acid:sodium symporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC6A11.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC6A1 Gene

  • Terminates the action of GABA by its high affinity sodium-dependent reuptake into presynaptic terminals.

Tocris Summary for SLC6A1 Gene

  • GABA transporters are sodium- and chloride-dependent members of the solute carrier family 6 (SLC6) that mediate the rapid removal of GABA and maintain low extracellular levels. Four 12-TM domain transporters have been identified and localized to neurons and glia.

Gene Wiki entry for SLC6A1 Gene

No data available for PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SLC6A1 Gene

Genomics for SLC6A1 Gene

Regulatory Elements for SLC6A1 Gene

Enhancers for SLC6A1 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
GH03F010992 0.5 ENCODE 22.3 -0.5 -518 0.4 CTCF KLF1 KLF17 ZIC2 ZNF2 ZFHX2 GLIS2 ZNF366 PATZ1 PRDM10 SLC6A1 TAMM41 LOC105376950
GH03F010994 0.7 FANTOM5 21.7 +1.8 1794 0.2 SLC6A1 ATP2B2 SLC6A11 SLC6A1-AS1
GH03F010993 0.4 ENCODE 19.1 -0.2 -235 0.2 KLF1 KLF17 ZFHX2 GLIS2 ZNF366 PATZ1 PRDM10 ZNF600 ZNF391 EZH2 SLC6A1 LOC105376950
GH03F010983 0.4 Ensembl 14.6 -9.3 -9298 0.5 CTCF ZNF362 ZNF654 RAD21 RFX5 ZNF366 ZNF143 SMC3 PRDM1 ZNF18 SLC6A1 LOC105376950
GH03F010955 0.6 ENCODE 11.4 -36.3 -36317 2.5 GATAD2A NFIA NR2F1 CEBPB CEBPG ZIC2 RAD21 YY1 NR2F2 ATF3 SLC6A1 SLC6A1-AS1 SLC6A11 LOC105376950
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Enhancers around SLC6A1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for SLC6A1 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters
ENSR00001845064 -24 1001 CTCF KLF1 SUZ12 KLF17 ZIC2 ZNF2 ZFHX2 GLIS2 ZNF366 PATZ1

Genomic Location for SLC6A1 Gene

10,992,724 bp from pter
11,039,249 bp from pter
46,526 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for SLC6A1 Gene

Genes around SLC6A1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
SLC6A1 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for SLC6A1 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for SLC6A1 Gene

Proteins for SLC6A1 Gene

  • Protein details for SLC6A1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Sodium- and chloride-dependent GABA transporter 1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q8N4K8

    Protein attributes for SLC6A1 Gene

    599 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    67074 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with MPP5.
    • This protein is the target of psychomotor stimulants such as amphetamines or cocaine.

neXtProt entry for SLC6A1 Gene

Post-translational modifications for SLC6A1 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn 176, Asn 181, and Asn 184
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for SLC6A1 Gene

Domains & Families for SLC6A1 Gene

Gene Families for SLC6A1 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for SLC6A1 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • The PDZ domain-binding motif is involved in the interaction with MPP5.
  • Belongs to the sodium:neurotransmitter symporter (SNF) (TC 2.A.22) family. SLC6A1 subfamily.
  • The PDZ domain-binding motif is involved in the interaction with MPP5.
  • Belongs to the sodium:neurotransmitter symporter (SNF) (TC 2.A.22) family. SLC6A1 subfamily.
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Function for SLC6A1 Gene

Molecular function for SLC6A1 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
solute carrier family 6,member A1,neurotransmitter transporter,GABA,see COLOT1
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Terminates the action of GABA by its high affinity sodium-dependent reuptake into presynaptic terminals.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for SLC6A1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005328 neurotransmitter:sodium symporter activity IEA --
GO:0005332 gamma-aminobutyric acid:sodium symporter activity TAS --
GO:0015293 symporter activity IEA --
GO:0046872 metal ion binding IEA --
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Human Phenotype Ontology for SLC6A1 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for SLC6A1 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for SLC6A1:

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for SLC6A1 Gene

Localization for SLC6A1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC6A1 Gene

Cell membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein. Membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein. Note=Localized at the plasma membrane and in a subset of intracellular vesicles. Localized at the presynaptic terminals of interneurons (By similarity). {ECO:0000250}.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for SLC6A1 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for SLC6A1 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
extracellular 2
mitochondrion 2
cytoskeleton 1
cytosol 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1
nucleus 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SLC6A1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane IBA --
GO:0009986 cell surface IEA --
GO:0016020 membrane TAS 2387399
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane TAS 8530094
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Pathways & Interactions for SLC6A1 Gene

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Pathways by source for SLC6A1 Gene

Interacting Proteins for SLC6A1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SLC6A1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006810 transport NAS 8530094
GO:0006836 neurotransmitter transport IBA --
GO:0007268 chemical synaptic transmission TAS 8530094
GO:0007612 learning IEA --
GO:0009636 response to toxic substance IEA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for SLC6A1 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for SLC6A1 Gene

(23) Drugs for SLC6A1 Gene - From: DrugBank, DGIdb, IUPHAR, HMDB, Tocris, and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Tiagabine Approved Pharma Inhibition, Inhibitor, inhibitor, Target 20
Clobazam Approved, Illicit Pharma Transporter, Other 20
Cocaine Approved, Illicit Pharma inhibitor 501
Guvacine Experimental Pharma Target, inhibitor 0
(R/S) EF-1500 Pharma Inhibition, Inhibitor 0

(9) Additional Compounds for SLC6A1 Gene - From: IUPHAR, Novoseek, HMDB, and Tocris

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
  • Sodium
  • Sodium ion
Inhibition, Inhibitor
Inhibition, Inhibitor
Tiagabine hydrochloride

(5) Tocris Compounds for SLC6A1 Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
(S)-SNAP 5114 GABA uptake inhibitor 157604-55-2
CI 966 hydrochloride Selective inhibitor of GAT-1 110283-66-4
NNC 05-2090 hydrochloride GABA uptake inhibitor; moderately BGT-1 selective 184845-18-9
NNC 711 Selective inhibitor of GAT-1 145645-62-1
Tiagabine hydrochloride GABA uptake inhibitor; anticonvulsant 145821-59-6
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Transcripts for SLC6A1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for SLC6A1 Gene

Solute carrier family 6 (neurotransmitter transporter, GABA), member 1:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SLC6A1 Gene

No ASD Table

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GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SLC6A1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for SLC6A1 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for SLC6A1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Anterior cingulate cortex (BA24) (x5.2), Brain - Putamen (basal ganglia) (x4.8), Brain - Amygdala (x4.8), Brain - Caudate (basal ganglia) (x4.7), Brain - Frontal Cortex (BA9) (x4.3), and Brain - Nucleus accumbens (basal ganglia) (x4.2).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for SLC6A1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Frontal cortex (43.6) and Retina (16.3).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for SLC6A1 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for SLC6A1 Gene

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NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of SLC6A1 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SLC6A1 Gene:

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No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SLC6A1 Gene

Orthologs for SLC6A1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for SLC6A1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SLC6A1 34 35
  • 98.38 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia SLC6A1 35
  • 95 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SLC6A1 34 35
  • 93.43 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SLC6A1 34 35
  • 91.99 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Slc6a1 34 16 35
  • 90.21 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Slc6a1 34
  • 90.09 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia SLC6A1 35
  • 75 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves SLC6A1 34 35
  • 78.82 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia SLC6A1 35
  • 91 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100127682 34
  • 77.85 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii slc6a1b 34 35
  • 77.2 (n)
slc6a1a 35
  • 73 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG1732 36 34 35
  • 58.41 (n)
SerT 36
  • 46 (a)
CG5549 36
  • 41 (a)
ine 36
  • 40 (a)
CG10804 36
  • 38 (a)
BG:DS03431.1 36
  • 35 (a)
CG3252 36
  • 34 (a)
CG4476 36
  • 34 (a)
CG7075 36
  • 34 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP009768 34
  • 30.6 (n)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea snf-11 36 34 35
  • 56.28 (n)
snf-3 36
  • 41 (a)
snf-4 36
  • 31 (a)
snf-9 36
  • 31 (a)
snf-12 36
  • 30 (a)
snf-6 36
  • 30 (a)
snf-5 36
  • 28 (a)
snf-1 36
  • 23 (a)
snf-8 36
  • 23 (a)
Species where no ortholog for SLC6A1 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • 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)
  • 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 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)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for SLC6A1 Gene

Gene Tree for SLC6A1 (if available)
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Paralogs for SLC6A1 Gene

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Variants for SLC6A1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SLC6A1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 03 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs794726859 Myoclonic-atonic epilepsy (MAE) [MIM:616421], Pathogenic 11,017,342(+) CGACC(A/G)GGACA intron-variant, reference, missense
rs794726860 Myoclonic-atonic epilepsy (MAE) [MIM:616421], Pathogenic 11,025,786(+) GGATG(C/T)GGCAA reference, missense
VAR_073854 Myoclonic-atonic epilepsy (MAE) [MIM:616421]
VAR_073855 Myoclonic-atonic epilepsy (MAE) [MIM:616421]
rs749240316 Pathogenic 11,026,281(+) TGTTC(A/G)CAGGA reference, missense

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SLC6A1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv762e201 CNV deletion 23290073
esv3561468 CNV deletion 23714750
esv4117 OTHER complex 18987735
nsv1008628 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1073204 CNV deletion 25765185
nsv1121603 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1126642 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv436362 CNV deletion 17901297
nsv436869 CNV insertion 17901297
nsv508209 CNV deletion 20534489
nsv518622 CNV loss 19592680

Variation tolerance for SLC6A1 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 9.06% 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 SLC6A1 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 SLC6A1 Gene

Disorders for SLC6A1 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(12) MalaCards diseases for SLC6A1 Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
myoclonic-atonic epilepsy
  • mae
myoclonic-astastic epilepsy
  • myoclonic astatic epilepsy
lingual goiter
female stress incontinence
  • female urinary stress incontinence
pulmonary valve insufficiency
  • pulmonary incompetence
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards


  • Myoclonic-atonic epilepsy (MAE) [MIM:616421]: A form of epilepsy characterized by myoclonic-atonic and absence seizures, appearing in early childhood. Patients have delayed development before the onset of seizures and show varying degrees of intellectual disability following seizure onset. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:25865495}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for SLC6A1

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 SLC6A1 Gene

Publications for SLC6A1 Gene

  1. The GABA transporter 1 (SLC6A1): a novel candidate gene for anxiety disorders. (PMID: 18607529) Thoeringer C.K. … Erhardt A. (J Neural Transm 2009) 3 22 46 64
  2. Mutations in the GABA Transporter SLC6A1 Cause Epilepsy with Myoclonic-Atonic Seizures. (PMID: 25865495) Carvill G.L. … Mefford H.C. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2015) 3 4 64
  3. Genome-wide association study identifies three common variants associated with serologic response to vitamin E supplementation in men. (PMID: 22437554) Major J.M. … Albanes D. (J. Nutr. 2012) 3 46 64
  4. A common variant in DRD3 receptor is associated with autism spectrum disorder. (PMID: 19058789) de Krom M. … van Ree J.M. (Biol. Psychiatry 2009) 3 46 64
  5. Twenty-one-base-pair insertion polymorphism creates an enhancer element and potentiates SLC6A1 GABA transporter promoter activity. (PMID: 19077666) Hirunsatit R. … Simen A.A. (Pharmacogenet. Genomics 2009) 3 22 64

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