Aliases for SLC25A37 Gene
External Ids for SLC25A37 Gene
SLC25A37 is a solute carrier localized in the mitochondrial inner membrane. It functions as an essential iron importer for the synthesis of mitochondrial heme and iron-sulfur clusters (summary by Chen et al., 2009 [PubMed 19805291]).[supplied by OMIM, Jan 2011]
GeneCards Summary for SLC25A37 Gene
SLC25A37 (Solute Carrier Family 25 (Mitochondrial Iron Transporter), Member 37) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Mitochondrial Iron-Sulfur Cluster Biogenesis. GO annotations related to this gene include iron ion transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC25A28.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC25A37 Gene
Mitochondrial iron transporter that specifically mediates iron uptake in developing erythroid cells, thereby playing an essential role in heme biosynthesis. The iron delivered into the mitochondria, presumably as Fe(2+), is then probably delivered to ferrochelatase to catalyze Fe(2+) incorporation into protoprophyrin IX to make heme (By similarity).