Aliases for SLC18A3 Gene
External Ids for SLC18A3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC18A3 Gene
This gene is a member of the vesicular amine transporter family. The encoded transmembrane protein transports acetylcholine into secretory vesicles for release into the extracellular space. Acetylcholine transport utilizes a proton gradient established by a vacuolar ATPase. This gene is located within the first intron of the choline acetyltransferase gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SLC18A3 Gene
SLC18A3 (Solute Carrier Family 18 Member A3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC18A3 include Myasthenic Syndrome, Congenital, 21, Presynaptic and Presynaptic Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes. Among its related pathways are Clathrin-mediated endocytosis and Synaptic vesicle cycle. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transmembrane transporter activity and acetylcholine transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC18A2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for SLC18A3 Gene
Involved in acetylcholine transport into synaptic vesicles.
Vesicular acetylcholine transporters (VAChTs) are members of the solute carrier family 18 (SLC18) of ATP-dependent transporters that also includes vesicular monoamine transporters (VMAT) 1 and VMAT2. VAChT is found in the central and peripheral nervous systems.