Aliases for SLC2A9 Gene
External Ids for SLC2A9 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the SLC2A facilitative glucose transporter family. Members of this family play a significant role in maintaining glucose homeostasis. The encoded protein may play a role in the development and survival of chondrocytes in cartilage matrices. Two transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been identified for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SLC2A9 Gene
SLC2A9 (Solute Carrier Family 2 (Facilitated Glucose Transporter), Member 9) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC2A9 include hypouricemia, renal, 2 and hypouricemia, renal. Among its related pathways are PAK Pathway and Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds. GO annotations related to this gene include glucose transmembrane transporter activity and sugar:proton symporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is ENSG00000251357.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC2A9 Gene
Transport urate and fructose. May have a role in the urate reabsorption by proximal tubules. Also transports glucose at low rate.