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Aliases for SLC6A8 Gene

Aliases for SLC6A8 Gene

  • Solute Carrier Family 6 (Neurotransmitter Transporter), Member 8 2 3
  • Solute Carrier Family 6 (Neurotransmitter Transporter, Creatine), Member 8 2 3
  • Solute Carrier Family 6 Member 8 3 4
  • Creatine Transporter 1 3 4
  • CCDS1 3 6
  • CRTR 3 6
  • CT1 3 4
  • Sodium- And Chloride-Dependent Creatine Transporter 1 3
  • Creatine Transporter SLC6A8 Variant D 3
  • Creatine Transporter 2
  • CTR5 3
  • CRT 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC6A8 Gene

  • GC0XP147090
  • GC0XP149408
  • GC0XP150539
  • GC0XP151421
  • GC0XP152301
  • GC0XP152433
  • GC0XP152606
  • GC0XP152953
  • GC0XP141612

Summaries for SLC6A8 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for SLC6A8 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a plasma membrane protein whose function is to transport creatine into and out of cells. Defects in this gene can result in X-linked creatine deficiency syndrome. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2008]

GeneCards Summary for SLC6A8 Gene

SLC6A8 (Solute Carrier Family 6 (Neurotransmitter Transporter), Member 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC6A8 include cerebral creatine deficiency syndrome 1 and creatine transporter deficiency. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Metabolism of amino acids and derivatives. GO annotations related to this gene include neurotransmitter:sodium symporter activity and creatine transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC6A4.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC6A8 Gene

  • Required for the uptake of creatine in muscles and brain

Gene Wiki entry for SLC6A8 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SLC6A8 Gene

Genomics for SLC6A8 Gene

Regulatory Elements for SLC6A8 Gene

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Genomic Location for SLC6A8 Gene

153,688,099 bp from pter
153,696,593 bp from pter
8,495 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for SLC6A8 Gene

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Genomic Location for SLC6A8 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for SLC6A8 Gene

Proteins for SLC6A8 Gene

  • Protein details for SLC6A8 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Sodium- and chloride-dependent creatine transporter 1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2KY47
    • B4DIA3
    • E9PFC0
    • Q13032
    • Q66I36

    Protein attributes for SLC6A8 Gene

    635 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    70523 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for SLC6A8 Gene


neXtProt entry for SLC6A8 Gene

Proteomics data for SLC6A8 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for SLC6A8 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn192, Asn197, and Asn548
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for SLC6A8 Gene

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Domains for SLC6A8 Gene

Gene Families for SLC6A8 Gene


Protein Domains for SLC6A8 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for SLC6A8 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the sodium:neurotransmitter symporter (SNF) (TC 2.A.22) family. SLC6A8 subfamily.
  • Belongs to the sodium:neurotransmitter symporter (SNF) (TC 2.A.22) family. SLC6A8 subfamily.
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Function for SLC6A8 Gene

Molecular function for SLC6A8 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
solute carrier family 6,member A8,neurotransmitter transporter,creatine
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Required for the uptake of creatine in muscles and brain

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for SLC6A8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003674 molecular_function ND --
GO:0005308 creatine transmembrane transporter activity NAS 8661037
GO:0005309 creatine:sodium symporter activity IEA --
GO:0005328 neurotransmitter:sodium symporter activity IEA --
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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for SLC6A8 Gene

Localization for SLC6A8 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC6A8 Gene

Membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for SLC6A8 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for SLC6A8 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 4
cytosol 1
nucleus 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SLC6A8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005575 cellular_component ND --
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane IEA --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane TAS 7953292
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Pathways for SLC6A8 Gene

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Pathways by source for SLC6A8 Gene

Interacting Proteins for SLC6A8 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SLC6A8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006600 creatine metabolic process TAS --
GO:0006810 transport TAS 7953292
GO:0006814 sodium ion transport IEA --
GO:0006836 neurotransmitter transport IEA --
GO:0006936 muscle contraction TAS 8661155
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Drugs for SLC6A8 Gene

(1) Drugbank Compounds for SLC6A8 Gene

Compound Status Synonyms Cas Number PubChem ID Type Actions PubMed IDs
  • ((amino(Imino)methyl)(methyl)amino)acetic acid
57-00-1 586 Target approved, nutraceutical

(2) HMDB Compounds for SLC6A8 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • ((amino(imino)methyl)(methyl)amino)acetate
  • Sodium

(3) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for SLC6A8 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
guanidinoacetate 89 3
creatinine 60.8 17
arginine 35.3 1
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Transcripts for SLC6A8 Gene

Unigene Clusters for SLC6A8 Gene

Solute carrier family 6 (neurotransmitter transporter, creatine), member 8:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SLC6A8 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for SLC6A8 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SLC6A8 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for SLC6A8 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for SLC6A8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Urine (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, MOPED, and MaxQB for SLC6A8 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SLC6A8 Gene Hs.540696

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SLC6A8 Gene

Tissue specificity: Predominantly expressed in skeletal muscle and kidney. Also found in brain, heart, colon, testis and prostate.
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In Situ Assay Products

No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues for SLC6A8 Gene

Orthologs for SLC6A8 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for SLC6A8 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SLC6A8 35
  • 92.32 (n)
  • 96.46 (a)
SLC6A8 36
  • 98 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SLC6A8 35
  • 91.93 (n)
  • 95.2 (a)
SLC6A8 36
  • 95 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Slc6a8 35
  • 91.97 (n)
  • 98.9 (a)
Slc6a8 16
Slc6a8 36
  • 99 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SLC6A8 35
  • 98.69 (n)
  • 99.02 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Slc6a8 35
  • 92.13 (n)
  • 98.43 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia SLC6A8 36
  • 90 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves SLC6A8 36
  • 72 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia SLC6A8 36
  • 85 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100489909 35
  • 73.46 (n)
  • 78.61 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii Dr.16770 35
slc6a8 35
  • 73.1 (n)
  • 77.72 (a)
slc6a8 36
  • 74 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta BG:DS03431.1 37
  • 35 (a)
CG10804 37
  • 37 (a)
CG1698 37
  • 35 (a)
CG1732 37
  • 51 (a)
CG3252 37
  • 38 (a)
CG5549 37
  • 42 (a)
CG8850 37
  • 35 (a)
ine 37
  • 41 (a)
CG1732 36
  • 45 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea snf-11 37
  • 47 (a)
snf-2 37
  • 30 (a)
snf-3 37
  • 42 (a)
snf-4 37
  • 35 (a)
snf-6 37
  • 30 (a)
snf-8 37
  • 24 (a)
snf-9 37
  • 32 (a)
snf-11 36
  • 46 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 48 (a)
-- 36
  • 46 (a)
-- 36
  • 50 (a)
CSA.1853 36
  • 43 (a)
CSA.4107 36
  • 54 (a)
Species with no ortholog for SLC6A8:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • 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 SLC6A8 Gene

Gene Tree for SLC6A8 (if available)
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Paralogs for SLC6A8 Gene

Paralogs for SLC6A8 Gene

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Variants for SLC6A8 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SLC6A8 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 0X pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs13120 -- 153,696,350(+) CCCAC(A/G)TCCAG utr-variant-3-prime
rs1060453 -- 153,694,382(+) TACTC(A/G)GCCAG synonymous-codon, reference
rs1803330 -- 153,695,136(+) CAGGA(C/T)GCAGA reference, synonymous-codon
rs1803331 -- 153,696,382(+) CGCAC(A/C)TCCAG utr-variant-3-prime
rs1803332 -- 153,690,451(+) CTGGG(C/T)CAGTT reference, synonymous-codon, utr-variant-5-prime

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SLC6A8 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv33199 CNV Gain+Loss 17666407
esv1003299 CNV Gain 20482838
esv21656 CNV Gain+Loss 19812545

Relevant External Links for SLC6A8 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
Locus Specific Mutation Databases (LSDB)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC6A8 Gene

Disorders for SLC6A8 Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for SLC6A8 Gene (300036)


  • Cerebral creatine deficiency syndrome 1 (CCDS1) [MIM:300352]: An X-linked disorder of creatine transport characterized by mental retardation, severe speech delay, behavioral abnormalities, and seizures. Carrier females may show mild neuropsychologic impairment. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:11898126, ECO:0000269 PubMed:12210795, ECO:0000269 PubMed:15154114, ECO:0000269 PubMed:17101918, ECO:0000269 PubMed:23660394, ECO:0000269 PubMed:24123876}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

(3) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for SLC6A8 Gene

(2) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for SLC6A8 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
mental retardation 60.6 7
epilepsy 33.2 1

Relevant External Links for SLC6A8

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for Genatlas for SLC6A8 Gene

Publications for SLC6A8 Gene

  1. Identification, characterization and cloning of SLC6A8C, a novel splice variant of the creatine transporter gene. (PMID: 18515020) Martinez-Munoz C. … Salomons G.S. (Gene 2008) 3 4 23
  2. X-linked creatine transporter (SLC6A8) mutations in about 1% of males with mental retardation of unknown etiology. (PMID: 16738945) Clark A.J. … Salomons G.S. (Hum. Genet. 2006) 3 23 48
  3. X-linked mental retardation with seizures and carrier manifestations is caused by a mutation in the creatine-transporter gene (SLC6A8) located in Xq28. (PMID: 11898126) Hahn K.A. … Schwartz C.E. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2002) 3 4 23
  4. [Cerebral creatine transporter deficiency: an infradiagnosed neurometabolic disease]. (PMID: 17385170) Campistol J. … Ribes A. (Rev Neurol 2007) 23 25 26
  5. X-linked creatine-transporter gene (SLC6A8) defect: a new creatine-deficiency syndrome. (PMID: 11326334) Salomons G.S. … Jakobs C. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2001) 3 23

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