Aliases for SLC23A2 Gene
External Ids for SLC23A2 Gene
Previous Symbols for SLC23A2 Gene
The absorption of vitamin C into the body and its distribution to organs requires two sodium-dependent vitamin C transporters. This gene encodes one of the two required transporters and the encoded protein accounts for tissue-specific uptake of vitamin C. Previously, this gene had an official symbol of SLC23A1. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SLC23A2 Gene
SLC23A2 (Solute Carrier Family 23 (Ascorbic Acid Transporter), Member 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Disease and PAK Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include L-ascorbate:sodium symporter activity and nucleobase transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC23A1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC23A2 Gene
Sodium/ascorbate cotransporter. Mediates electrogenic uptake of vitamin C, with a stoichiometry of 2 Na(+) for each ascorbate