Aliases for SLC38A2 Gene
External Ids for SLC38A2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC38A2 Gene
GeneCards Summary for SLC38A2 Gene
SLC38A2 (Solute Carrier Family 38 Member 2) 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 Collagen chain trimerization. GO annotations related to this gene include symporter activity and amino acid transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC38A4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC38A2 Gene
Functions as a sodium-dependent amino acid transporter. Mediates the saturable, pH-sensitive and electrogenic cotransport of neutral amino acids and sodium ions with a stoichiometry of 1:1. May function in the transport of amino acids at the blood-brain barrier and in the supply of maternal nutrients to the fetus through the placenta.