Aliases for SLC6A6 Gene
External Ids for SLC6A6 Gene
This gene encodes a multi-pass membrane protein that is a member of a family of sodium and chloride-ion dependent transporters. The encoded protein transports taurine and beta-alanine. There is a pseudogene for this gene on chromosome 21. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, May 2013]
GeneCards Summary for SLC6A6 Gene
SLC6A6 (Solute Carrier Family 6 (Neurotransmitter Transporter), Member 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC6A6 include myofascial pain syndrome. 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 neurotransmitter:sodium symporter activity and taurine:sodium symporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC6A4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC6A6 Gene
Sodium-dependent taurine and beta-alanine transporter. Chloride ions are necessary for optimal uptake.