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Aliases for SLCO1B3 Gene

Aliases for SLCO1B3 Gene

  • Solute Carrier Organic Anion Transporter Family Member 1B3 2 3 5
  • Solute Carrier Family 21 (Organic Anion Transporter), Member 8 2 3
  • Liver-Specific Organic Anion Transporter 2 3 4
  • Organic Anion-Transporting Polypeptide 8 3 4
  • Organic Anion Transporter 8 3 4
  • SLC21A8 3 4
  • OATP1B3 3 4
  • OATP-8 3 4
  • LST-2 3 4
  • OATP8 3 4
  • Solute Carrier Organic Anion Transporter Family, Member 1B3 2
  • Liver-Specific Organic Anion Transporter 3TM13 3
  • Solute Carrier Family 21 Member 8 4
  • Organic Anion Transporter LST-3c 3
  • LST-3TM13 3
  • HBLRR 3
  • LST3 3
  • LST2 4

External Ids for SLCO1B3 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for SLCO1B3 Gene

  • SLC21A8

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLCO1B3 Gene

  • GC12P020859
  • GC12P020963

Summaries for SLCO1B3 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for SLCO1B3 Gene

  • This gene encodes a liver-specific member of the organic anion transporter family. The encoded protein is a transmembrane receptor that mediates the sodium-independent uptake of endogenous and xenobiotic compounds and plays a critical role in bile acid and bilirubin transport. Mutations in this gene are a cause of Rotor type hyperbilirubinemia. Alternative splicing of this gene and the use of alternative promoters results in transcript variants encoding different isoforms that differ in their tissue specificity. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2017]

GeneCards Summary for SLCO1B3 Gene

SLCO1B3 (Solute Carrier Organic Anion Transporter Family Member 1B3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLCO1B3 include Hyperbilirubinemia, Rotor Type, Digenic and Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and Methotrexate Pathway, Pharmacokinetics. GO annotations related to this gene include transporter activity and organic anion transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is ENSG00000257046.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLCO1B3 Gene

  • Mediates the Na(+)-independent uptake of organic anions such as 17-beta-glucuronosyl estradiol, taurocholate, triiodothyronine (T3), leukotriene C4, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), methotrexate and sulfobromophthalein (BSP). Involved in the clearance of bile acids and organic anions from the liver.

Gene Wiki entry for SLCO1B3 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SLCO1B3 Gene

Genomics for SLCO1B3 Gene

Regulatory Elements for SLCO1B3 Gene

Enhancers for SLCO1B3 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Enhancer Score Enhancer Sources Gene-Enhancer Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Gene Targets for Enhancer
GH12G020822 0.9 FANTOM5 ENCODE 22.3 +11.8 11772 0.4 POLR2A SIN3A SLCO1B3 PIR33253 GC12M020817
GH12G021073 0.4 ENCODE 4.5 +263.2 263243 1.8 CTCF JUND SLCO1B3 ENSG00000257062 SLCO1B1
GH12G020906 0.3 FANTOM5 3.6 +95.8 95759 0.3 SLCO1B1 SLCO1B7 SLCO1B3 SLCO1A2 GC12M020897 GC12P020879
GH12G021275 0.3 FANTOM5 3.4 +465.3 465346 0.1 GYS2 SLCO1B1 SLCO1A2 SLCO1B3 KCNJ8 PIR55925 GC12P021259
GH12G021009 0.3 FANTOM5 1.8 +198.8 198781 0.0 SLCO1B7 SLCO1B3 SLCO1B1 PIR60280
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Enhancers around SLCO1B3 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for SLCO1B3 Gene

20,810,702 bp from pter
20,916,911 bp from pter
106,210 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for SLCO1B3 Gene

Genes around SLCO1B3 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
SLCO1B3 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for SLCO1B3 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for SLCO1B3 Gene

Proteins for SLCO1B3 Gene

  • Protein details for SLCO1B3 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Solute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1B3
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • E7EMT8
    • Q5JAR4

    Protein attributes for SLCO1B3 Gene

    702 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    77403 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for SLCO1B3 Gene


neXtProt entry for SLCO1B3 Gene

Post-translational modifications for SLCO1B3 Gene

  • N-glycosylated.
  • Glycosylation at isoforms=2134, Asn145, isoforms=2151, Asn445, Asn503, and isoforms=2516
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for SLCO1B3 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for SLCO1B3 Gene

Domains & Families for SLCO1B3 Gene

Gene Families for SLCO1B3 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the organo anion transporter (TC 2.A.60) family.
  • Belongs to the organo anion transporter (TC 2.A.60) family.
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Function for SLCO1B3 Gene

Molecular function for SLCO1B3 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Mediates the Na(+)-independent uptake of organic anions such as 17-beta-glucuronosyl estradiol, taurocholate, triiodothyronine (T3), leukotriene C4, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), methotrexate and sulfobromophthalein (BSP). Involved in the clearance of bile acids and organic anions from the liver.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for SLCO1B3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0008514 organic anion transmembrane transporter activity TAS 10779507
GO:0015125 bile acid transmembrane transporter activity TAS --
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Human Phenotype Ontology for SLCO1B3 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for SLCO1B3 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for SLCO1B3:

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for SLCO1B3 Gene

Localization for SLCO1B3 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLCO1B3 Gene

Basolateral cell membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for SLCO1B3 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
peroxisome 1
nucleus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SLCO1B3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane TAS 10779507
GO:0016020 membrane IEA --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
GO:0016323 basolateral plasma membrane IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for SLCO1B3 Gene

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Interacting Proteins for SLCO1B3 Gene

STRING Interaction Network Preview (showing 1 interactants - click image to see details)
Selected Interacting proteins: ENSP00000261196 Q9NPD5-SO1B3_HUMAN for SLCO1B3 Gene via STRING IID

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SLCO1B3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006810 transport IEA --
GO:0006811 ion transport IEA --
GO:0015711 organic anion transport TAS 10779507
GO:0015721 bile acid and bile salt transport TAS --
GO:0043252 sodium-independent organic anion transport TAS --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for SLCO1B3 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for SLCO1B3 Gene

(78) Drugs for SLCO1B3 Gene - From: DrugBank, PharmGKB, ApexBio, DGIdb, FDA Approved Drugs, IUPHAR, HMDB, and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Rifampin Approved Pharma Agonist, binder, Target, Transporter, substrate, inhibitor 348
Docetaxel Approved May 1996, Investigational Pharma Transporter, substrate Microtubulin disassembly inhibitor, Tubulin and VEGF inhibitor, Taxanes, Microtubule stabilizer 1967
Cyclosporine Approved, Investigational, Vet_approved Pharma Antagonist, inhibitor Immunosuppressant drug, Immunosuppressive agent, Calcineurin inhibitor 922
Dabrafenib Approved Pharma Transporter, inhibitor BRAF kinase inhibitor, Kinase Inhibitors, Mutant BRAF Kinase 84
Mycophenolate mofetil Approved, Investigational Pharma Transporter, substrate IMPDH inhibitor 952

(84) Additional Compounds for SLCO1B3 Gene - From: HMDB, IUPHAR, and Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
(3a,5b,7a)-23-Carboxy-7-hydroxy-24-norcholan-3-yl-b-D-Glucopyranosiduronic acid
  • Chenodeoxycholic acid 3-glucuronide
  • Chenodeoxycholic acid-3-b-D-glucuronide
  • Chenodeoxycholic acid-3-beta-delta-glucuronide
1,3,12-Trihydroxycholan-24-oic acid
  • 1,3,12-Trihydroxy-5b-Cholanoate
  • 1,3,12-Trihydroxy-5b-Cholanoic acid
  • 1,3,12-Trihydroxy-Cholan-24-oate
  • 1,3,12-Trihydroxy-Cholan-24-oic acid
  • 1,3,12-Trihydroxycholan-24-oate
1,3,7,12-Tetrahydroxycholan-24-oic acid
  • 1,3,7,12-Tetrahydroxy-Cholan-24-oate
  • 1,3,7,12-Tetrahydroxy-Cholan-24-oic acid
  • 1,3,7,12-Tetrahydroxycholan-24-oate
  • 1,3,7,12-Tetrahydroxycholan-24-oic acid
  • 1,3,7,12-Tetrahydroxycholanoate
12a-Hydroxy-3-oxocholadienic acid
  • 12a-Hydroxy-3-oxo-4,6-choladien-24-oate
  • 12a-Hydroxy-3-oxo-4,6-choladien-24-oic acid
  • 12a-Hydroxy-3-oxo-Chola-4,6-dienate
  • 12a-Hydroxy-3-oxo-Chola-4,6-dienic acid
  • 12a-Hydroxy-3-oxochola-4,6-dienate

(1) ApexBio Compounds for SLCO1B3 Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
Probenecid 57-66-9
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Transcripts for SLCO1B3 Gene

Unigene Clusters for SLCO1B3 Gene

Solute carrier organic anion transporter family, member 1B3:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SLCO1B3 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for SLCO1B3 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SLCO1B3 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for SLCO1B3 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for SLCO1B3 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Liver (x47.0).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for SLCO1B3 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Gallbladder (33.5) and Liver (31.2).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for SLCO1B3 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for SLCO1B3 Gene

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NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of SLCO1B3 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SLCO1B3 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SLCO1B3 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in liver, in particular at the basolateral membrane of hepatocytes near the central vein. Not detected in other tissues. Highly expressed in some cancer cell lines derived from colon, pancreas, liver and gall bladder.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for SLCO1B3 Gene

  • Liver(4.8)

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for SLCO1B3 Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • endoderm
  • mesoderm
  • digestive
  • integumentary
  • nervous
  • skeleton
Head and neck:
  • eye
  • head
  • mouth
  • biliary tract
  • liver
  • skin
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Orthologs for SLCO1B3 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for SLCO1B3 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SLCO1B3 34
  • 81.88 (n)
  • 71 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SLCO1B3 34
  • 80.9 (n)
-- 35
  • 70 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Slco1b2 34 16 35
  • 75.88 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Slco1b2 34
  • 75.46 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 35
  • 61 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 35
  • 51 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves -- 35
  • 39 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 35
  • 36 (a)
Species where no ortholog for SLCO1B3 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • 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)
  • chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
  • 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)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • 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)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • 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)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for SLCO1B3 Gene

Gene Tree for SLCO1B3 (if available)
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Paralogs for SLCO1B3 Gene

Variants for SLCO1B3 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SLCO1B3 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 12 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs556554798 A colorectal cancer sample 20,916,077(+) TTGCT(A/C)TGAAG reference, missense
VAR_036410 A colorectal cancer sample
rs117703648 Likely benign 20,916,795(+) ATAGA(A/T)ATATT utr-variant-3-prime
rs57585902 Likely benign 20,861,096(+) ATCAA(A/G)CCTTA reference, missense
rs59312184 Likely benign 20,810,704(+) AAAGT(A/G)AGACT utr-variant-5-prime

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SLCO1B3 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv1403n100 CNV loss 25217958
dgv2399n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv2400n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv2401n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv2402n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv2403n54 CNV loss 21841781
dgv259e214 CNV loss 21293372
dgv276n67 CNV gain 20364138
dgv465e212 CNV loss 25503493
dgv466e212 CNV loss 25503493
dgv4e24 CNV loss 17666407
esv24973 CNV gain 19812545
esv2663290 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2666827 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2672824 CNV deletion 23128226
esv2750761 CNV loss 17666407
esv2759882 CNV gain+loss 17122850
esv3306807 CNV mobile element insertion 20981092
esv3323113 CNV insertion 20981092
esv3429101 CNV insertion 20981092
esv3580176 CNV loss 25503493
esv3628793 CNV loss 21293372
esv3628795 CNV loss 21293372
esv3628797 CNV loss 21293372
esv3628798 CNV loss 21293372
esv3628799 CNV loss 21293372
nsv1041345 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1051454 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1054997 CNV gain 25217958
nsv1075845 CNV duplication 25765185
nsv1113466 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1113467 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1132356 CNV duplication 24896259
nsv1134207 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1138113 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1142136 CNV tandem duplication 24896259
nsv1144611 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1146315 CNV duplication 26484159
nsv1148189 CNV insertion 26484159
nsv1159989 CNV duplication 26073780
nsv428275 CNV gain 18775914
nsv438195 CNV loss 16468122
nsv509459 CNV insertion 20534489
nsv515735 CNV gain+loss 19592680
nsv557709 CNV loss 21841781
nsv636 CNV insertion 18451855
nsv8927 CNV gain 18304495
nsv8928 CNV loss 18304495

Variation tolerance for SLCO1B3 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 71.4% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for SLCO1B3 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLCO1B3 Gene

Disorders for SLCO1B3 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(4) MalaCards diseases for SLCO1B3 Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
hyperbilirubinemia, rotor type, digenic
  • hyperbilirubinemia, rotor type
recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa
  • autosomal recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa generalisata gravis
ascending colon cancer
  • ca ascending colon
intrahepatic cholestasis
  • intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards


  • Hyperbilirubinemia, Rotor type (HBLRR) [MIM:237450]: An autosomal recessive form of primary conjugated hyperbilirubinemia. Affected individuals develop mild jaundice not associated with hemolysis shortly after birth or in childhood. They have delayed plasma clearance of the unconjugated anionic dye bromsulphthalein and prominent urinary excretion of coproporphyrin I. Hepatic pigmentation is normal. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:22232210}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

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Genetic Association Database (GAD)
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Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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Publications for SLCO1B3 Gene

  1. LST-2, a human liver-specific organic anion transporter, determines methotrexate sensitivity in gastrointestinal cancers. (PMID: 11375950) Abe T. … Matsuno S. (Gastroenterology 2001) 3 4 22 25 64
  2. Influence of SLCO1B3 gene polymorphism on the pharmacokinetics of digoxin in terminal renal failure. (PMID: 19122334) Tsujimoto M. … Sawada Y. (Drug Metab. Pharmacokinet. 2008) 3 22 46 64
  3. Influence of solute carriers on the pharmacokinetics of CYP3A4 probes. (PMID: 18509328) Franke R.M. … Sparreboom A. (Clin. Pharmacol. Ther. 2008) 3 22 46 64
  4. Variants in the SLCO1B3 gene: interethnic distribution and association with paclitaxel pharmacokinetics. (PMID: 17186002) Smith N.F. … Sparreboom A. (Clin. Pharmacol. Ther. 2007) 3 22 46 64
  5. Complete OATP1B1 and OATP1B3 deficiency causes human Rotor syndrome by interrupting conjugated bilirubin reuptake into the liver. (PMID: 22232210) van de Steeg E. … Schinkel A.H. (J. Clin. Invest. 2012) 3 4 64

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