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Aliases for SLC35A2 Gene

Aliases for SLC35A2 Gene

  • Solute Carrier Family 35 (UDP-Galactose Transporter), Member A2 2 3
  • UGALT 3 4 6
  • UGTL 3 4 6
  • Solute Carrier Family 35 (UDP-Galactose Transporter), Member 2 2 3
  • UDP-Gal-Tr 3 4
  • CDG2M 3 6
  • CDGX 3 6
  • UGT2 3 6
  • UGT 3 4
  • Solute Carrier Family 35 Member A2 4
  • UDP-Galactose Translocator 3
  • UDP-Galactose Transporter 4
  • UGAT 3
  • UGT1 3

External Ids for SLC35A2 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for SLC35A2 Gene


Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC35A2 Gene

  • GC0XM047563
  • GC0XM047021
  • GC0XM047806
  • GC0XM048516
  • GC0XM048645
  • GC0XM048760
  • GC0XM046416

Summaries for SLC35A2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for SLC35A2 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the nucleotide-sugar transporter family. The encoded protein is a multi-pass membrane protein. It transports UDP-galactose from the cytosol into Golgi vesicles, where it serves as a glycosyl donor for the generation of glycans. Mutations in this gene cause congenital disorder of glycosylation type IIm (CDG2M). Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2014]

GeneCards Summary for SLC35A2 Gene

SLC35A2 (Solute Carrier Family 35 (UDP-Galactose Transporter), Member A2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC35A2 include congenital disorder of glycosylation, type iim and slc35a2-cdg. 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 sugar:proton symporter activity and UDP-galactose transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC35A5.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC35A2 Gene

  • Transports nucleotide sugars from the cytosol into Golgi vesicles where glycosyltransferases function

Gene Wiki entry for SLC35A2 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SLC35A2 Gene

Genomics for SLC35A2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for SLC35A2 Gene

Genomic Location for SLC35A2 Gene

48,903,180 bp from pter
48,911,958 bp from pter
8,779 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for SLC35A2 Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for SLC35A2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for SLC35A2 Gene

Proteins for SLC35A2 Gene

  • Protein details for SLC35A2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    UDP-galactose translocator
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A8K2L9
    • A8K9V1
    • B4DE11
    • B4DPT2
    • E7EW45
    • Q8IV21
    • Q92553

    Protein attributes for SLC35A2 Gene

    396 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    41307 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Interacts with SLC35A3.

    Alternative splice isoforms for SLC35A2 Gene


neXtProt entry for SLC35A2 Gene

Proteomics data for SLC35A2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for SLC35A2 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for SLC35A2 Gene

Domains for SLC35A2 Gene

Gene Families for SLC35A2 Gene

Protein Domains for SLC35A2 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for SLC35A2 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • P78381
  • Belongs to the nucleotide-sugar transporter family. SLC35A subfamily.
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Function for SLC35A2 Gene

Molecular function for SLC35A2 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Transports nucleotide sugars from the cytosol into Golgi vesicles where glycosyltransferases function

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for SLC35A2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005338 nucleotide-sugar transmembrane transporter activity --
GO:0005351 sugar:proton symporter activity IEA --
GO:0005459 UDP-galactose transmembrane transporter activity IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 23089177
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miRNA for SLC35A2 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target SLC35A2

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for SLC35A2 Gene

Localization for SLC35A2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC35A2 Gene

Golgi apparatus membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for SLC35A2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for SLC35A2 gene
Compartment Confidence
golgi apparatus 5
nucleus 4
plasma membrane 3
cytosol 2
endoplasmic reticulum 2
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SLC35A2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000139 Golgi membrane TAS --
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA --
GO:0005783 endoplasmic reticulum IDA 21918738
GO:0005794 Golgi apparatus IDA --
GO:0016020 membrane --
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Pathways for SLC35A2 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SLC35A2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006012 galactose metabolic process TAS 9010752
GO:0006810 transport --
GO:0008643 carbohydrate transport --
GO:0015780 nucleotide-sugar transport --
GO:0015785 UDP-galactose transport TAS 9010752
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Compounds for SLC35A2 Gene

(3) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for SLC35A2 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
udpglucose 92.2 42
udp-n-acetylglucosamine 76.3 1
galactose 68.4 5

(1) PharmGKB related drug/compound annotations for SLC35A2 Gene

Drug/compound Annotation
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Transcripts for SLC35A2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for SLC35A2 Gene

Solute carrier family 35 (UDP-galactose transporter), member A2:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SLC35A2 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2a · 2b · 2c · 2d · 2e · 2f · 2g ^ 3 ^ 4a · 4b · 4c ^ 5a · 5b · 5c · 5d · 5e ^ 6a · 6b · 6c ^ 7 ^ 8a · 8b ^ 9a ·
SP1: - - - - -
SP2: - - - - - - -
SP3: - - - - - - - - - - -
SP4: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
SP5: - - - - - -
SP6: - - - - - - - - - - -
SP7: - - - - - - - - - -
SP8: - - - - - - -
SP9: - - - -
SP10: - - -
SP11: - - - -
SP12: - -
SP13: - - - - - -
SP14: - - - - - -

ExUns: 9b

Relevant External Links for SLC35A2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SLC35A2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for SLC35A2 Gene

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, MOPED, and MaxQB for SLC35A2 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SLC35A2 Gene Hs.21899

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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SLC35A2 Gene

Orthologs for SLC35A2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for SLC35A2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SLC35A2 36
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia UGT 36
  • 97 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia UGT 36
  • 96 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Slc35a2 16
Slc35a2 36
  • 96 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia SLC35A2 36
  • 81 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia SLC35A2 36
  • 60 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia SLC35A2 36
  • 69 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii SLC35A2 36
  • 61 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Csat 36
  • 48 (a)
Csat 37
  • 50 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea nstp-3 36
  • 35 (a)
nstp-5 35
  • 52.29 (n)
  • 49.52 (a)
nstp-5 36
  • 38 (a)
nstp-6 36
  • 30 (a)
nstp-7 36
  • 29 (a)
nstp-8 36
  • 32 (a)
srf-3 36
  • 38 (a)
B0212.4b 37
  • 36 (a)
ZK896.9 37
  • 42 (a)
B0212.4a 37
  • 36 (a)
ZC250.3 37
  • 35 (a)
F44C8.7 37
  • 38 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 60 (a)
Species with no ortholog for SLC35A2:
  • 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)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rat (Rattus norvegicus)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • 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)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for SLC35A2 Gene

Gene Tree for SLC35A2 (if available)
Gene Tree for SLC35A2 (if available)

Paralogs for SLC35A2 Gene

Paralogs for SLC35A2 Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for SLC35A2 Gene using alignment to 8 proteins:

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Variants for SLC35A2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SLC35A2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 0X pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs717193 -- 48,906,204(+) TCTCA(A/G)TGAAC intron-variant
rs2238978 -- 48,912,346(-) ATGCT(A/G)GCTAA upstream-variant-2KB
rs2518419 -- 48,905,919(-) TTCAC(A/G)TGCAG intron-variant
rs3066479 -- 48,911,420(-) TGTGT(-/GT)GCACA intron-variant
rs5905715 -- 48,903,782(+) CACAC(A/C)CCGCC utr-variant-3-prime, intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SLC35A2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv32909 CNV Gain+Loss 17666407
nsv528292 CNV Gain 19592680
nsv6894 CNV Insertion 18451855

Relevant External Links for SLC35A2 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC35A2 Gene

Disorders for SLC35A2 Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for SLC35A2 Gene (314375)


  • Congenital disorder of glycosylation 2M (CDG2M) [MIM:300896]: A disorder characterized by developmental delay, hypotonia, ocular anomalies, and brain malformations. Othere more variable clinical features included seizures, hypsarrhythmia, poor feeding, microcephaly, recurrent infections, dysmorphic features, shortened limbs, and coagulation defects. Congenital disorders of glycosylation are caused by a defect in glycoprotein biosynthesis and characterized by under-glycosylated serum glycoproteins and a wide variety of clinical features. The broad spectrum of features reflects the critical role of N-glycoproteins during embryonic development, differentiation, and maintenance of cell functions. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:23561849, ECO:0000269 PubMed:24115232}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

(2) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for SLC35A2 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
encephalomyelitis 26.9 1
cancer 0 1
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Publications for SLC35A2 Gene

  1. Human UDP-galactose translocator: molecular cloning of a complementary DNA that complements the genetic defect of a mutant cell line deficient in UDP-galactose translocator. (PMID: 8889805) Miura N. … Kawakita M. (J. Biochem. 1996) 3 4 23
  2. Molecular cloning and characterization of a novel isoform of the human UDP-galactose transporter, and of related complementary DNAs belonging to the nucleotide-sugar transporter gene family. (PMID: 9010752) Ishida N. … Kawakita M. (J. Biochem. 1996) 3 4 23
  3. The UDP-galactose translocator gene is mapped to band Xp11.23-p11.22 containing the Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome locus. (PMID: 8128316) Hara T. … Kawakita M. (Somat. Cell Mol. Genet. 1993) 2 3 4
  4. Association of the Golgi UDP-galactose transporter with UDP-galactose:ceramide galactosyltransferase allows UDP-galactose import in the endoplasmic reticulum. (PMID: 12925779) Sprong H. … van Meer G. (Mol. Biol. Cell 2003) 3 23
  5. Expression of the human UDP-galactose transporter in the Golgi membranes of murine Had-1 cells that lack the endogenous transporter. (PMID: 9399569) Yoshioka S. … Kawakita M. (J. Biochem. 1997) 3 23

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