Aliases for SLC39A6 Gene
External Ids for SLC39A6 Gene
Zinc is an essential cofactor for hundreds of enzymes. It is involved in protein, nucleic acid, carbohydrate, and lipid metabolism, as well as in the control of gene transcription, growth, development, and differentiation. SLC39A6 belongs to a subfamily of proteins that show structural characteristics of zinc transporters (Taylor and Nicholson, 2003 [PubMed 12659941]).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SLC39A6 Gene
SLC39A6 (Solute Carrier Family 39 (Zinc Transporter), Member 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds. GO annotations related to this gene include zinc ion transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC39A12.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC39A6 Gene
May act as a zinc-influx transporter.