Aliases for SLC2A5 Gene
External Ids for SLC2A5 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for SLC2A5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC2A5 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a fructose transporter responsible for fructose uptake by the small intestine. The encoded protein also is necessary for the increase in blood pressure due to high dietary fructose consumption. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2016]
GeneCards Summary for SLC2A5 Gene
SLC2A5 (Solute Carrier Family 2 Member 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC2A5 include Fructose Utilization and Fructosuria, Essential. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and Innate Immune System. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transmembrane transporter activity and glucose transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC2A7.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for SLC2A5 Gene
Functions as a fructose transporter that has only low activity with other monosaccharides (PubMed:8333543, PubMed:16186102, PubMed:28083649). Can mediate the uptake of 2-deoxyglucose, but with low efficiency (PubMed:1695905). Essential for fructose uptake in the small intestine (By similarity). Plays a role in the regulation of salt uptake and blood pressure in response to dietary fructose (By similarity). Required for the development of high blood pressure in response to high dietary fructose intake (By similarity).