Aliases for SLC39A7 Gene
External Ids for SLC39A7 Gene
Previous Symbols for SLC39A7 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene transports zinc from the Golgi and endoplasmic reticulum to the cytoplasm. This transport may be important for activation of tyrosine kinases, some of which could be involved in cancer progression. Therefore, modulation of the encoded protein could be useful as a therapeutic agent against cancer. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2014]
GeneCards Summary for SLC39A7 Gene
SLC39A7 (Solute Carrier Family 39 (Zinc Transporter), Member 7) 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 Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds. GO annotations related to this gene include metal ion transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC39A12.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC39A7 Gene
Zinc transporter, that transports Zn(2+) from the endoplasmic reticulum/Golgi apparatus to the cytosol. Transport is stimulated by growth factors, such as EGF, and Ca(2+), as well as by exogenous Zn(2+).