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Aliases for SLC7A11 Gene

Aliases for SLC7A11 Gene

  • Solute Carrier Family 7 (Anionic Amino Acid Transporter Light Chain, Xc- System), Member 11 2 3
  • Calcium Channel Blocker Resistance Protein CCBR1 3 4
  • Solute Carrier Family 7 Member 11 3 4
  • Amino Acid Transport System Xc- 3 4
  • XCT 3 4
  • Solute Carrier Family 7, (Cationic Amino Acid Transporter, Y+ System) Member 11 3
  • Cystine/Glutamate Transporter 3
  • CCBR1 3

External Ids for SLC7A11 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC7A11 Gene

  • GC04M140018
  • GC04M139368
  • GC04M139551
  • GC04M139662
  • GC04M139669
  • GC04M139442
  • GC04M139304
  • GC04M139085
  • GC04M134820

Summaries for SLC7A11 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for SLC7A11 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of a heteromeric, sodium-independent, anionic amino acid transport system that is highly specific for cysteine and glutamate. In this system, designated Xc(-), the anionic form of cysteine is transported in exchange for glutamate. This protein has been identified as the predominant mediator of Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus fusion and entry permissiveness into cells. Also, increased expression of this gene in primary gliomas (compared to normal brain tissue) was associated with increased glutamate secretion via the XCT channels, resulting in neuronal cell death. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2011]

GeneCards Summary for SLC7A11 Gene

SLC7A11 (Solute Carrier Family 7 (Anionic Amino Acid Transporter Light Chain, Xc- System), Member 11) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC7A11 include dyscalculia and kaposi sarcoma. Among its related pathways are Hemostasis and Glucose / Energy Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include cystine:glutamate antiporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC7A7.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC7A11 Gene

  • Sodium-independent, high-affinity exchange of anionic amino acids with high specificity for anionic form of cystine and glutamate.

Gene Wiki entry for SLC7A11 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SLC7A11 Gene

Genomics for SLC7A11 Gene

Regulatory Elements for SLC7A11 Gene

Genomic Location for SLC7A11 Gene

138,164,094 bp from pter
138,242,418 bp from pter
78,325 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for SLC7A11 Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for SLC7A11 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for SLC7A11 Gene

Proteins for SLC7A11 Gene

  • Protein details for SLC7A11 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Cystine/glutamate transporter
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A8K2U4

    Protein attributes for SLC7A11 Gene

    501 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    55423 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Disulfide-linked heterodimer with the amino acid transport protein SLC3A2/4F2hc.

neXtProt entry for SLC7A11 Gene

Proteomics data for SLC7A11 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for SLC7A11 Gene

Other Protein References for SLC7A11 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for SLC7A11 Gene

Domains for SLC7A11 Gene

Gene Families for SLC7A11 Gene

  • SLC :Solute carriers

Protein Domains for SLC7A11 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for SLC7A11 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q9UPY5
  • Belongs to the amino acid-polyamine-organocation (APC) superfamily. L-type amino acid transporter (LAT) (TC 2.A.3.8) family.
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Function for SLC7A11 Gene

Molecular function for SLC7A11 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Sodium-independent, high-affinity exchange of anionic amino acids with high specificity for anionic form of cystine and glutamate.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for SLC7A11 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 21397861
GO:0015171 amino acid transmembrane transporter activity --
GO:0015327 cystine:glutamate antiporter activity TAS 10206947
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Animal Models for SLC7A11 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for SLC7A11:

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for SLC7A11 Gene

Localization for SLC7A11 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC7A11 Gene

Membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for SLC7A11 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for SLC7A11 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 4
cytoskeleton 2
endoplasmic reticulum 2
extracellular 2
mitochondrion 2
nucleus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SLC7A11 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005791 rough endoplasmic reticulum IEA --
GO:0005856 cytoskeleton IEA --
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane IBA --
GO:0009986 cell surface IDA 25063885
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Pathways for SLC7A11 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SLC7A11 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003333 amino acid transmembrane transport --
GO:0006810 transport --
GO:0006811 ion transport TAS --
GO:0006865 amino acid transport TAS --
GO:0006979 response to oxidative stress IEA --
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Compounds for SLC7A11 Gene

(2) HMDB Compounds for SLC7A11 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • (-)-Cystine
  • Sodium

(7) Drugbank Compounds for SLC7A11 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number Type Actions PubMed IDs
  • (-)-Cystine
56-89-3 target
L-Glutamic Acid
  • (2S)-2-Aminopentanedioic acid
56-86-0 target
1744-22-5 target inducer
287714-41-4 transporter
  • Sulfasalazin
599-79-1 target inhibitor

(5) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for SLC7A11 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
cystine 91.3 23
diethylmaleate 64 5
glutamate 63.9 16
cysteine 46.5 2
oxygen 4.1 2
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Transcripts for SLC7A11 Gene

Unigene Clusters for SLC7A11 Gene

Solute carrier family 7 (anionic amino acid transporter light chain, xc- system), member 11:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SLC7A11 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12
SP2: - -

Relevant External Links for SLC7A11 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SLC7A11 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for SLC7A11 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for SLC7A11 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Amygdala (4.6), Brain - Nucleus accumbens (basal ganglia) (4.2), and Brain - Caudate (basal ganglia) (4.2).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for SLC7A11 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SLC7A11 Gene Hs.390594

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No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SLC7A11 Gene

Orthologs for SLC7A11 Gene

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

Orthologs for SLC7A11 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SLC7A11 35
  • 99.73 (n)
  • 100 (a)
SLC7A11 36
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SLC7A11 35
  • 88.96 (n)
  • 89.3 (a)
SLC7A11 36
  • 88 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SLC7A11 35
  • 93.05 (n)
  • 94.99 (a)
SLC7A11 36
  • 94 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Slc7a11 35
  • 87.33 (n)
  • 89.4 (a)
Slc7a11 16
Slc7a11 36
  • 89 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia SLC7A11 36
  • 87 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia SLC7A11 36
  • 91 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Slc7a11 35
  • 87.93 (n)
  • 89.4 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves SLC7A11 35
  • 80.25 (n)
  • 85.34 (a)
SLC7A11 36
  • 84 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia SLC7A11 36
  • 82 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia LOC100496726 35
  • 76.5 (n)
  • 83.47 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii CU367845.1 36
  • 70 (a)
CU367845.1 36
  • 70 (a)
LOC100331203 35
  • 67.54 (n)
  • 70.08 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta mnd 37
  • 44 (a)
JhI-21 37
  • 44 (a)
CG6070 37
  • 42 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea aat-4 36
  • 30 (a)
aat-5 36
  • 28 (a)
aat-6 36
  • 30 (a)
aat-7 36
  • 33 (a)
aat-8 36
  • 34 (a)
aat-9 36
  • 29 (a)
C55C2.5a 37
  • 32 (a)
F54D12.3 37
  • 35 (a)
C55C2.5b 37
  • 32 (a)
Y53H1C.1 37
  • 33 (a)
F27C8.1 37
  • 43 (a)
T13A10.10 37
  • 31 (a)
T11F9.4 37
  • 33 (a)
F07C3.7 37
  • 38 (a)
F52H2.2 37
  • 40 (a)
F28F9.4 37
  • 30 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes MUP1 36
  • 20 (a)
MUP3 36
  • 19 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 34 (a)
-- 36
  • 34 (a)
-- 36
  • 25 (a)
-- 36
  • 34 (a)
-- 36
  • 30 (a)
-- 36
  • 29 (a)
-- 36
  • 30 (a)
CSA.198 36
  • 38 (a)
Species with no ortholog for SLC7A11:
  • 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 SLC7A11 Gene

Gene Tree for SLC7A11 (if available)
Gene Tree for SLC7A11 (if available)

Paralogs for SLC7A11 Gene

Paralogs for SLC7A11 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for SLC7A11 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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Variants for SLC7A11 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SLC7A11 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 04 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs907846 -- 138,227,540(-) GACTA(G/T)GTCAT intron-variant
rs1018278 -- 138,235,603(-) TACTT(C/T)GATAA intron-variant
rs1018279 -- 138,235,155(-) TTCAT(C/T)TCTAA intron-variant
rs1398923 -- 138,231,168(-) CCGAT(A/G)TCTAT intron-variant
rs1513769 -- 138,244,176(+) AAAGA(C/G)CCCAC upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SLC7A11 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv830080 CNV Gain 17160897
nsv880156 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv822746 CNV Loss 20364138
nsv508317 CNV Loss 20534489
nsv880157 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv470081 CNV Loss 18288195
nsv526177 CNV Loss 19592680
dgv1679e1 CNV Complex 17122850
nsv818280 CNV Gain 17921354
nsv880158 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv470082 CNV Gain 18288195

Relevant External Links for SLC7A11 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC7A11 Gene

Disorders for SLC7A11 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

MalaCards: The human disease database. (3) Diseases for SLC7A11 Gene including...

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(1) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for SLC7A11 Gene

(1) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for SLC7A11 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
cancer 0 2

Relevant External Links for SLC7A11

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC7A11 Gene

Publications for SLC7A11 Gene

  1. Structure, function, and regulation of human cystine/glutamate transporter in retinal pigment epithelial cells. (PMID: 11133847) Bridges C.C. … Ganapathy V. (Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2001) 3 4 23
  2. Molecular cloning and expression of human xCT, the light chain of amino acid transport system xc-. (PMID: 11213471) Sato H. … Bannai S. (Antioxid. Redox Signal. 2000) 3 4 23
  3. Expression of the activity of cystine/glutamate exchange transporter, system x(c)(-), by xCT and rBAT. (PMID: 12763038) Wang H. … Sato H. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2003) 2 3 23
  4. Induction of cystine-glutamate transporter xc- by human immunodeficiency virus type 1 transactivator protein tat in retinal pigment epithelium. (PMID: 15326101) Bridges C.C. … Ganapathy V. (Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2004) 3 23
  5. Human cystine/glutamate transporter: cDNA cloning and upregulation by oxidative stress in glioma cells. (PMID: 11406111) Kim J.Y. … Endou H. (Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2001) 3 23

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