Aliases for SLC23A1 Gene
External Ids for SLC23A1 Gene
Previous Symbols for SLC23A1 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 transporters. The encoded protein is active in bulk vitamin C transport involving epithelial surfaces. Previously, this gene had an official symbol of SLC23A2. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SLC23A1 Gene
SLC23A1 (Solute Carrier Family 23 (Ascorbic Acid Transporter), Member 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Disease and PAK Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include sodium ion transmembrane transporter activity and L-ascorbate:sodium symporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC23A3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC23A1 Gene
Sodium/ascorbate cotransporter. Mediates electrogenic uptake of vitamin C, with a stoichiometry of 2 Na(+) for each ascorbate