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Aliases for SLC17A8 Gene

Aliases for SLC17A8 Gene

  • Solute Carrier Family 17 Member 8 2 3 4 5
  • Solute Carrier Family 17 (Sodium-Dependent Inorganic Phosphate Cotransporter), Member 8 2 3
  • Solute Carrier Family 17 (Vesicular Glutamate Transporter), Member 8 2 3
  • Vesicular Glutamate Transporter 3 2 3
  • VGLUT3 3 4
  • Deafness, Autosomal Dominant 25 2
  • DFNA25 3

External Ids for SLC17A8 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for SLC17A8 Gene

  • DFNA25

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC17A8 Gene

  • GC12P100683
  • GC12P099253
  • GC12P097811
  • GC12P100750

Summaries for SLC17A8 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for SLC17A8 Gene

  • This gene encodes a vesicular glutamate transporter. The encoded protein transports the neurotransmitter glutamate into synaptic vesicles before it is released into the synaptic cleft. Mutations in this gene are the cause of autosomal-dominant nonsyndromic type 25 deafness. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants.[provided by RefSeq, May 2010]

GeneCards Summary for SLC17A8 Gene

SLC17A8 (Solute Carrier Family 17 Member 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC17A8 include Deafness, Autosomal Dominant 25 and Autosomal Dominant Non-Syndromic Sensorineural Deafness Type Dfna. Among its related pathways are Circadian entrainment and GABAergic synapse. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include symporter activity and L-glutamate transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC17A6.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC17A8 Gene

  • Mediates the uptake of glutamate into synaptic vesicles at presynaptic nerve terminals of excitatory neural cells. May also mediate the transport of inorganic phosphate.

Gene Wiki entry for SLC17A8 Gene

Additional gene information for SLC17A8 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SLC17A8 Gene

Genomics for SLC17A8 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for SLC17A8 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for SLC17A8 Gene
GeneHancer (GH) Identifier GH Type GH
GH Sources Gene Association Score Total Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor
Binding Sites
Gene Targets
GH12I100356 Promoter/Enhancer 0.8 EPDnew ENCODE 550.8 -0.1 -85 0.2 POLR2A SLC17A8 PIR32062
GH12I100357 Enhancer 0.3 Ensembl 550.8 +0.2 222 0.2 POLR2A SLC17A8 GC12P100454
GH12I100553 Enhancer 1.1 Ensembl ENCODE 11 +197.2 197180 1.6 ELF3 FOXA2 RB1 ARID4B RAD21 RFX5 ZNF213 ZNF143 RCOR1 ATF7 SLC17A8 NR1H4 GC12P100548 GAS2L3
GH12I100492 Enhancer 0.6 ENCODE dbSUPER 10.7 +138.4 138439 5.9 RXRA NR2F2 EGR2 NR1H4 SLC17A8 GAS2L3 ENSG00000271177
GH12I100252 Enhancer 0.6 ENCODE 10.3 -104.9 -104931 0.2 HNF1A FOXA2 PRDM6 JUND NFIA HNF4A MAFK YY1 GC12M100398 SLC17A8 DEPDC4 GC12P100217
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GeneHancers around SLC17A8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the SLC17A8 gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for SLC17A8 Gene

Genomic Locations for SLC17A8 Gene
64,981 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for SLC17A8 Gene

Genes around SLC17A8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
SLC17A8 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for SLC17A8 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for SLC17A8 Gene

Proteins for SLC17A8 Gene

  • Protein details for SLC17A8 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Vesicular glutamate transporter 3
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B3KXZ6
    • B7ZKV4
    • Q17RQ8

    Protein attributes for SLC17A8 Gene

    589 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    64991 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for SLC17A8 Gene


neXtProt entry for SLC17A8 Gene

Post-translational modifications for SLC17A8 Gene

Other Protein References for SLC17A8 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for SLC17A8 Gene

Domains & Families for SLC17A8 Gene

Gene Families for SLC17A8 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Disease related genes
  • Potential drug targets
  • Predicted membrane proteins
  • Transporters

Protein Domains for SLC17A8 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for SLC17A8 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the major facilitator superfamily. Sodium/anion cotransporter family. VGLUT subfamily.
  • Belongs to the major facilitator superfamily. Sodium/anion cotransporter family. VGLUT subfamily.
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Function for SLC17A8 Gene

Molecular function for SLC17A8 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Mediates the uptake of glutamate into synaptic vesicles at presynaptic nerve terminals of excitatory neural cells. May also mediate the transport of inorganic phosphate.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for SLC17A8 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for SLC17A8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005313 L-glutamate transmembrane transporter activity TAS --
GO:0015293 symporter activity IEA --
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Human Phenotype Ontology for SLC17A8 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for SLC17A8 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for SLC17A8:

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for SLC17A8

miRNA for SLC17A8 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target SLC17A8

Clone Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for SLC17A8 Gene

Localization for SLC17A8 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC17A8 Gene

Cytoplasmic vesicle, secretory vesicle, synaptic vesicle membrane. Membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein. Cell junction, synapse, synaptosome.

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 SLC17A8 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 4
endosome 2
peroxisome 1
nucleus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SLC17A8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IEA --
GO:0005771 multivesicular body IEA --
GO:0016020 membrane IEA --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IBA --
GO:0030054 cell junction IEA --
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No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for SLC17A8 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for SLC17A8 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SLC17A8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003407 neural retina development IEA --
GO:0006810 transport IEA --
GO:0006811 ion transport TAS --
GO:0006814 sodium ion transport IEA --
GO:0006836 neurotransmitter transport IEA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for SLC17A8 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for SLC17A8 Gene

(2) Additional Compounds for SLC17A8 Gene - From: HMDB and Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
  • Sodium
  • Sodium ion
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Transcripts for SLC17A8 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for SLC17A8 Gene

(2) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(4) Additional mRNA sequences :
(4) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(4) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for SLC17A8 Gene

Solute carrier family 17 (sodium-dependent inorganic phosphate cotransporter), member 8:
Representative Sequences:

Clone Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SLC17A8 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for SLC17A8 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SLC17A8 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for SLC17A8 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for SLC17A8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Small Intestine - Terminal Ileum (x13.9), Brain - Caudate (basal ganglia) (x5.4), Brain - Amygdala (x4.6), Brain - Putamen (basal ganglia) (x4.1), and Brain - Hippocampus (x4.0).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for SLC17A8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Heart (37.1) and CD4 Tcells (31.9).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for SLC17A8 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for SLC17A8 Gene

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NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of SLC17A8 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SLC17A8 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SLC17A8 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Expressed in amygdala, cerebellum, hippocampus, medulla, spinal cord and thalamus.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for SLC17A8 Gene

  • Nervous system(4.6)
  • Lung(4.1)
  • Heart(4)

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for SLC17A8 Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • mesoderm
  • nervous
Head and neck:
  • brain
  • cerebellum
  • cranial nerve
  • ear
  • head
  • inner ear
  • middle ear
  • outer ear
  • heart
  • heart valve
  • forearm
  • peripheral nerve
  • peripheral nervous system
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Orthologs for SLC17A8 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for SLC17A8 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SLC17A8 33 34
  • 99.04 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia SLC17A8 34
  • 92 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SLC17A8 33 34
  • 91.5 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SLC17A8 33 34
  • 91.42 (n)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia SLC17A8 34
  • 91 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Slc17a8 33
  • 88.38 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Slc17a8 33 16 34
  • 87.81 (n)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves SLC17A8 33 34
  • 78.31 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia SLC17A8 34
  • 84 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia slc17a8 33
  • 75.09 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii slc17a8 33 34
  • 71.79 (n)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta VGlut 34
  • 42 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea eat-4 34
  • 45 (a)
vglu-3 34
  • 38 (a)
vglu-2 34
  • 35 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 34
  • 59 (a)
Species where no ortholog for SLC17A8 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for SLC17A8 Gene

Gene Tree for SLC17A8 (if available)
Gene Tree for SLC17A8 (if available)

Paralogs for SLC17A8 Gene

Paralogs for SLC17A8 Gene

(6) SIMAP similar genes for SLC17A8 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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Variants for SLC17A8 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SLC17A8 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 12 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1001239564 uncertain-significance, Nonsyndromic Hearing Loss, Dominant 100,421,465(+) C/T 3_prime_UTR_variant
rs1042860624 uncertain-significance, Nonsyndromic Hearing Loss, Dominant 100,421,746(+) A/G 3_prime_UTR_variant
rs10860582 likely-benign, Nonsyndromic Hearing Loss, Dominant 100,357,174(+) T/C 5_prime_UTR_variant
rs11110359 benign, likely-benign, not specified, Nonsyndromic Hearing Loss, Dominant 100,380,770(+) G/A coding_sequence_variant, synonymous_variant
rs11110372 likely-benign, Nonsyndromic Hearing Loss, Dominant 100,422,072(+) T/A downstream_transcript_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SLC17A8 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv3630554 CNV loss 21293372
esv988196 CNV deletion 20482838
nsv559964 CNV gain 21841781
nsv851 CNV deletion 18451855

Variation tolerance for SLC17A8 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 10.7% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.93; 35.87% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for SLC17A8 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 SLC17A8 Gene

Disorders for SLC17A8 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(8) MalaCards diseases for SLC17A8 Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, GTR, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
deafness, autosomal dominant 25
  • dfna25
autosomal dominant non-syndromic sensorineural deafness type dfna
  • autosomal dominant isolated neurosensory deafness type dfna
deafness, autosomal recessive 6
  • dfnb6
cocaine abuse
  • cocaine-related disorders
central retinal artery occlusion
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  • Deafness, autosomal dominant, 25 (DFNA25) [MIM:605583]: A form of non-syndromic sensorineural hearing loss. Sensorineural deafness results from damage to the neural receptors of the inner ear, the nerve pathways to the brain, or the area of the brain that receives sound information. DFNA25 expression is variable in terms of onset and rate of progression, with an age-dependent penetrance resembling an early-onset presbycusis, or senile deafness, a progressive bilateral loss of hearing that occurs in the aged. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:18674745}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Additional Disease Information for SLC17A8

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
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No data available for Genatlas for SLC17A8 Gene

Publications for SLC17A8 Gene

  1. Molecular cloning and functional characterization of human vesicular glutamate transporter 3. (PMID: 12151341) Takamori S … Jahn R (EMBO reports 2002) 2 3 4 22 58
  2. Impairment of SLC17A8 encoding vesicular glutamate transporter-3, VGLUT3, underlies nonsyndromic deafness DFNA25 and inner hair cell dysfunction in null mice. (PMID: 18674745) Ruel J … Puel JL (American journal of human genetics 2008) 3 4 22 58
  3. The diverse roles of vesicular glutamate transporter 3. (PMID: 16722234) Seal RP … Edwards RH (Handbook of experimental pharmacology 2006) 3 22 58
  4. Identification of a novel splicing mutation within SLC17A8 in a Korean family with hearing loss by whole-exome sequencing. (PMID: 28647561) Ryu N … Kim UK (Gene 2017) 3 58
  5. Characterization of a Human Point Mutation of VGLUT3 (p.A211V) in the Rodent Brain Suggests a Nonuniform Distribution of the Transporter in Synaptic Vesicles. (PMID: 28314816) Ramet L … El Mestikawy S (The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 2017) 3 58

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