Aliases for SLC7A3 Gene
External Ids for SLC7A3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC7A3 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the solute carrier family 7. The encoded protein is a sodium-independent cationic amino acid transporter. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcripts that encoded the same protein.[provided by RefSeq, May 2010]
GeneCards Summary for SLC7A3 Gene
SLC7A3 (Solute Carrier Family 7 Member 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC7A3 include Aphakia, Congenital Primary and Chromophobe Adenoma. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and Amino acid transport across the plasma membrane. GO annotations related to this gene include amino acid transmembrane transporter activity and basic amino acid transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC7A1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC7A3 Gene
Mediates the uptake of the cationic amino acids arginine, lysine and ornithine in a sodium-independent manner.