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Aliases for SLC17A7 Gene

Aliases for SLC17A7 Gene

  • Solute Carrier Family 17 Member 7 2 3 4 5
  • Solute Carrier Family 17 (Sodium-Dependent Inorganic Phosphate Cotransporter), Member 7 2 3
  • Solute Carrier Family 17 (Vesicular Glutamate Transporter), Member 7 2 3
  • Brain-Specific Na(+)-Dependent Inorganic Phosphate Cotransporter 3 4
  • Vesicular Glutamate Transporter 1 2 3
  • VGLUT1 3 4
  • BNPI 3 4
  • Brain-Specific Na-Dependent Inorganic Phosphate Cotransporter 3

External Ids for SLC17A7 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC17A7 Gene

  • GC19M050591
  • GC19M050301
  • GC19M054608
  • GC19M054624
  • GC19M049933
  • GC19M046309
  • GC19M049934

Summaries for SLC17A7 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for SLC17A7 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a vesicle-bound, sodium-dependent phosphate transporter that is specifically expressed in the neuron-rich regions of the brain. It is preferentially associated with the membranes of synaptic vesicles and functions in glutamate transport. The protein shares 82% identity with the differentiation-associated Na-dependent inorganic phosphate cotransporter and they appear to form a distinct class within the Na+/Pi cotransporter family. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for SLC17A7 Gene

SLC17A7 (Solute Carrier Family 17 Member 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC17A7 include Spinocerebellar Ataxia 27 and Schizophrenia. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and Neurotransmitter Release Cycle. GO annotations related to this gene include L-glutamate transmembrane transporter activity and inorganic phosphate transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC17A6.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC17A7 Gene

  • Mediates the uptake of glutamate into synaptic vesicles at presynaptic nerve terminals of excitatory neural cells. May also mediate the transport of inorganic phosphate.

Gene Wiki entry for SLC17A7 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SLC17A7 Gene

Genomics for SLC17A7 Gene

Regulatory Elements for SLC17A7 Gene

Enhancers for SLC17A7 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Enhancer Score Enhancer Sources Gene-Enhancer Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Gene Targets for Enhancer
GH19G049207 1.6 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 10.7 +234.0 234029 1.4 PKNOX1 ATF1 ARNT ARID4B SIN3A ZNF2 ZNF48 ZNF121 FOS SP5 PPP1R15A CD37 SNRNP70 C19orf73 PPFIA3 LIN7B NTF4 CGB7 SLC6A16 KCNA7
GH19G049567 1.5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 10.2 -127.2 -127206 4.6 PKNOX1 FOXA2 ARNT ARID4B SIN3A FEZF1 ZNF2 YY1 ZNF121 ZNF143 PRR12 NOSIP PRRG2 FCGRT MIR150 RPS11 SNORD35B RCN3 FLT3LG BCL2L12
GH19G049210 1.2 Ensembl ENCODE 10.7 +231.5 231498 1.7 HDGF PKNOX1 ATF1 THRB RAD21 EGR1 RCOR1 CREM SMARCA5 SP3 SNRNP70 PPFIA3 C19orf73 LIN7B NTF4 CGB7 SLC6A16 CD37 KCNA7 CCDC155
GH19G049198 1.1 Ensembl ENCODE 10.5 +243.4 243412 0.7 CTCF PKNOX1 IRF2 SAP130 ARNT RAD21 ZNF664 ZNF121 FOXK2 ZNF143 SNRNP70 KCNA7 PPFIA3 C19orf73 LIN7B NTF4 CGB7 SLC17A7 ZNF473 TRPM4
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around SLC17A7 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for SLC17A7 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

Genomic Location for SLC17A7 Gene

49,429,398 bp from pter
49,442,360 bp from pter
12,963 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for SLC17A7 Gene

Genes around SLC17A7 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
SLC17A7 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for SLC17A7 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for SLC17A7 Gene

Proteins for SLC17A7 Gene

  • Protein details for SLC17A7 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Vesicular glutamate transporter 1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B4DFR9
    • B4DG46
    • Q6PCD0

    Protein attributes for SLC17A7 Gene

    560 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    61613 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with SHANK3.

    Alternative splice isoforms for SLC17A7 Gene


neXtProt entry for SLC17A7 Gene

Post-translational modifications for SLC17A7 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for SLC17A7 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for SLC17A7 Gene

Domains & Families for SLC17A7 Gene

Gene Families for SLC17A7 Gene

Protein Domains for SLC17A7 Gene


Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the major facilitator superfamily. Sodium/anion cotransporter family. VGLUT subfamily.
  • Belongs to the major facilitator superfamily. Sodium/anion cotransporter family. VGLUT subfamily.
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Function for SLC17A7 Gene

Molecular function for SLC17A7 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Mediates the uptake of glutamate into synaptic vesicles at presynaptic nerve terminals of excitatory neural cells. May also mediate the transport of inorganic phosphate.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for SLC17A7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005313 L-glutamate transmembrane transporter activity TAS --
GO:0005315 inorganic phosphate transmembrane transporter activity IEA --
GO:0008068 extracellular-glutamate-gated chloride channel activity IEA --
GO:0015293 symporter activity IEA --
GO:0015319 sodium:inorganic phosphate symporter activity IDA 10820226
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Animal Models for SLC17A7 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for SLC17A7:

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for SLC17A7

CRISPR Products

miRNA for SLC17A7 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target SLC17A7

Inhibitory RNA Products

Clone Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for SLC17A7 Gene

Localization for SLC17A7 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC17A7 Gene

Cytoplasmic vesicle, secretory vesicle, synaptic vesicle membrane. Membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein. Cell junction, synapse, synaptosome.

Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for SLC17A7 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
nucleus 2
extracellular 1
cytoskeleton 1
mitochondrion 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SLC17A7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0008021 synaptic vesicle IEA --
GO:0016020 membrane IEA --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IDA,IEA 10820226
GO:0030054 cell junction IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for SLC17A7 Gene

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Pathways by source for SLC17A7 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SLC17A7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003407 neural retina development IEA --
GO:0006810 transport IEA --
GO:0006811 ion transport TAS --
GO:0006814 sodium ion transport IEA --
GO:0006817 phosphate ion transport TAS 8632143
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for SLC17A7 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for SLC17A7 Gene

(2) Drugs for SLC17A7 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials

(4) Additional Compounds for SLC17A7 Gene - From: Novoseek and HMDB

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
  • Sodium
  • Sodium ion
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Transcripts for SLC17A7 Gene

Unigene Clusters for SLC17A7 Gene

Solute carrier family 17 (sodium-dependent inorganic phosphate cotransporter), member 7:
Representative Sequences:

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

Clone Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SLC17A7 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6a · 6b ^ 7 ^ 8a · 8b · 8c ^ 9a · 9b ^ 10a · 10b ^ 11 ^ 12a · 12b ^ 13a · 13b
SP1: - - -
SP2: - -
SP4: - - -
SP5: - -

Relevant External Links for SLC17A7 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SLC17A7 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for SLC17A7 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for SLC17A7 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Cortex (x9.5), Brain - Anterior cingulate cortex (BA24) (x8.9), Brain - Frontal Cortex (BA9) (x8.4), Brain - Hippocampus (x7.9), Brain - Amygdala (x6.5), Brain - Cerebellum (x4.5), and Brain - Cerebellar Hemisphere (x4.5).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for SLC17A7 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Frontal cortex (43.4), Brain (16.2), and Retina (6.2).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for SLC17A7 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for SLC17A7 Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of SLC17A7 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SLC17A7 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SLC17A7 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Expressed in several regions of the brain including amygdala, cerebellum, cerebral cortex, hippocampus, frontal lobe, medulla, occipital lobe, putamen and temporal lobe.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for SLC17A7 Gene

  • Nervous system(4.9)
  • Eye(3.3)
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Primer Products

No data available for Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for SLC17A7 Gene

Orthologs for SLC17A7 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for SLC17A7 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SLC17A7 34 35
  • 98.44 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SLC17A7 34 35
  • 93.69 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SLC17A7 34 35
  • 93.33 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Slc17a7 34 16 35
  • 90.24 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Slc17a7 34
  • 89.82 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia SLC17A7 35
  • 83 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia SLC17A7 35
  • 81 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia slc17a7 34
  • 73.26 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii slc17a6b 35
  • 75 (a)
SLC17A7 (3 of 3) 35
  • 75 (a)
slc17a7 34 35
  • 73.05 (n)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG9887 36
  • 48 (a)
CG4288 36
  • 41 (a)
VGlut 35
  • 41 (a)
CG6978 36
  • 35 (a)
CG15096 36
  • 34 (a)
Picot 36
  • 34 (a)
CG3036 36
  • 33 (a)
CG15094 36
  • 32 (a)
CG9825 36
  • 31 (a)
CG9826 36
  • 31 (a)
CG9864 36
  • 31 (a)
l(2)08717 36
  • 31 (a)
CG30265 36
  • 30 (a)
CG30272 36
  • 30 (a)
CG4726 36
  • 30 (a)
NaPi-T 36
  • 30 (a)
CG3649 36
  • 29 (a)
CG7881 36
  • 29 (a)
CG8791 36
  • 29 (a)
BEST:CK02623 36
  • 28 (a)
CG2003 36
  • 28 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea eat-4 34 35
  • 51.8 (n)
T07A5.3 36
  • 43 (a)
vglu-3 35
  • 37 (a)
ZK54.1 36
  • 35 (a)
vglu-2 35
  • 35 (a)
C02C2.4 36
  • 26 (a)
F21F8.11 36
  • 26 (a)
F12B6.2a 36
  • 25 (a)
F12B6.2b 36
  • 25 (a)
R10D12.1 36
  • 25 (a)
T09B9.2 36
  • 25 (a)
K10H10.1 36
  • 24 (a)
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons PHT4;1 34
  • 45.85 (n)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os01g0279700 34
  • 46.49 (n)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 35
  • 58 (a)
Species where no ortholog for SLC17A7 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • 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)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • 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)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • 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)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for SLC17A7 Gene

Gene Tree for SLC17A7 (if available)
Gene Tree for SLC17A7 (if available)

Paralogs for SLC17A7 Gene

Paralogs for SLC17A7 Gene

(8) SIMAP similar genes for SLC17A7 Gene using alignment to 5 proteins:

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Variants for SLC17A7 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SLC17A7 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs1000074421 -- 49,442,027(+) TCTTT(C/T)CCCTC upstream-variant-2KB
rs1000290915 -- 49,439,407(+) ACCTT(C/G)GGTTC intron-variant
rs1000351979 -- 49,433,722(+) GTCCC(A/G)GACCG intron-variant
rs1000468671 -- 49,439,699(+) GCAAA(C/T)CCCAG intron-variant
rs1000529035 -- 49,440,030(+) TGGAA(A/T)AAGAA intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SLC17A7 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv52n68 CNV loss 17160897
nsv953599 CNV deletion 24416366
nsv9739 CNV gain+loss 18304495

Variation tolerance for SLC17A7 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 22% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.74; 32.93% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for SLC17A7 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC17A7 Gene

Disorders for SLC17A7 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(3) MalaCards diseases for SLC17A7 Gene - From: DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
spinocerebellar ataxia 27
  • spinocerebellar ataxia type 27
  • schizophrenia 12
deafness, autosomal dominant 25
  • autosomal dominant nonsyndromic deafness 25
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards

Relevant External Links for SLC17A7

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for SLC17A7 Gene

Publications for SLC17A7 Gene

  1. Molecular cloning of a novel brain-type Na(+)-dependent inorganic phosphate cotransporter. (PMID: 10820226) Aihara Y. … Takeda J. (J. Neurochem. 2000) 2 3 4 22 64
  2. Resequencing and association study of vesicular glutamate transporter 1 gene (VGLUT1) with schizophrenia. (PMID: 19720501) Shen Y.C. … Chen C.H. (Schizophr. Res. 2009) 3 22 46 64
  3. Identification of new putative susceptibility genes for several psychiatric disorders by association analysis of regulatory and non-synonymous SNPs of 306 genes involved in neurotransmission and neurodevelopment. (PMID: 19086053) GratacA^s M. … Carracedo A. (Am. J. Med. Genet. B Neuropsychiatr. Genet. 2009) 3 46 64
  4. Pharmacogenetics of antipsychotic response in the CATIE trial: a candidate gene analysis. (PMID: 19156168) Need A.C. … Goldstein D.B. (Eur. J. Hum. Genet. 2009) 3 46 64
  5. Loss of VGLUT1 and VGLUT2 in the prefrontal cortex is correlated with cognitive decline in Alzheimer disease. (PMID: 17531353) Kashani A. … El Mestikawy S. (Neurobiol. Aging 2008) 3 22 64

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