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Aliases for SLC30A2 Gene

Aliases for SLC30A2 Gene

  • Solute Carrier Family 30 Member 2 2 3 4 5
  • Solute Carrier Family 30 (Zinc Transporter), Member 2 2 3
  • ZnT-2 3 4
  • ZNT2 3 4
  • Zinc Transporter 2 3
  • PP12488 3
  • TNZD 3

External Ids for SLC30A2 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for SLC30A2 Gene

  • ZNT2

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC30A2 Gene

  • GC00U990435
  • GC01M025596
  • GC01M025970
  • GC01M025968
  • GC01M026236
  • GC01M026365
  • GC01M024618

Summaries for SLC30A2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for SLC30A2 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a zinc transporter that acts as a homodimer. The encoded protein plays a role in secreting zinc into breast milk. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2015]

GeneCards Summary for SLC30A2 Gene

SLC30A2 (Solute Carrier Family 30 Member 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC30A2 include Zinc Deficiency, Transient Neonatal and Acrodermatitis Enteropathica, Zinc-Deficiency Type. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and Metal ion SLC transporters. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include cation transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC30A3.

Additional gene information for SLC30A2 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SLC30A2 Gene

Genomics for SLC30A2 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for SLC30A2 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for SLC30A2 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
GH01I026043 Promoter/Enhancer 1.8 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 550.8 -0.9 -917 7.2 PKNOX1 ZFP64 ZNF766 CAVIN1 ZNF592 MEF2D ZNF184 NR2C1 KDM1A KLF1 SLC30A2 LOC105376910 ARID1A PAFAH2 TRIM63 SELENON LOC101928324 HMGN2 GPN2 CNKSR1
GH01I026348 Promoter/Enhancer 2.2 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 10.1 -308.8 -308795 12.2 HDGF PKNOX1 FOXA2 MLX ARNT ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 YY1 ZNF143 CRYBG2 CD52 UBXN11 CEP85 CNKSR1 LIN28A DHDDS SLC30A2 TRIM63 EXTL1
GH01I026121 Enhancer 1.8 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 10.7 -79.1 -79094 7.7 HDGF PKNOX1 CLOCK SMAD1 ARNT FEZF1 ZNF2 POLR2B ZNF766 ZNF302 ARID1A HMGN2 LOC101928324 ENSG00000261349 TRIM63 SYF2 GPN2 ZNF593 LOC101928728 RPL17P9
GH01I026408 Promoter/Enhancer 1.9 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 9.3 -368.6 -368613 12.4 PKNOX1 MLX ARNT ZFP64 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 SLC30A9 ZNF766 CBX5 LIN28A HMGN2 ARID1A ACTG1P20 ZNF683 RPL17P9 UBXN11 CD52 GPN2 NPM1P39
GH01I025988 Enhancer 1.5 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 10.5 +54.4 54380 7.3 HDAC1 PKNOX1 TAF9B SIN3A ZBTB40 TCF12 ZNF121 ZBTB11 ZEB2 PPARG PAFAH2 RNU6-110P STMN1 EXTL1 SLC30A2 TRIM63 FAM110D PIR35611 GC01M025975
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around SLC30A2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the SLC30A2 gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for SLC30A2 Gene

Genomic Locations for SLC30A2 Gene
8,887 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for SLC30A2 Gene

Genes around SLC30A2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
SLC30A2 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for SLC30A2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for SLC30A2 Gene

Proteins for SLC30A2 Gene

  • Protein details for SLC30A2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Zinc transporter 2
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q71RC8

    Protein attributes for SLC30A2 Gene

    323 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    35178 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homodimer.

    Alternative splice isoforms for SLC30A2 Gene


neXtProt entry for SLC30A2 Gene

Post-translational modifications for SLC30A2 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for SLC30A2 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for SLC30A2 Gene

Domains & Families for SLC30A2 Gene

Gene Families for SLC30A2 Gene

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

Protein Domains for SLC30A2 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for SLC30A2 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the cation diffusion facilitator (CDF) transporter (TC 2.A.4) family. SLC30A subfamily.
  • Belongs to the cation diffusion facilitator (CDF) transporter (TC 2.A.4) family. SLC30A subfamily.
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Function for SLC30A2 Gene

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for SLC30A2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for SLC30A2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005385 zinc ion transmembrane transporter activity IBA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 25416956
GO:0008324 cation transmembrane transporter activity IEA --
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Human Phenotype Ontology for SLC30A2 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for SLC30A2

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

No data available for Molecular function , Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for SLC30A2 Gene

Localization for SLC30A2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC30A2 Gene

Vacuole membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.
Isoform 2: Lysosome membrane.

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 SLC30A2 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
lysosome 5
endosome 5
golgi apparatus 1

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SLC30A2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005737 cytoplasm IDA 17349999
GO:0005764 lysosome IEA --
GO:0005765 lysosomal membrane HDA,IEA 17897319
GO:0005770 late endosome IDA 17349999
GO:0005773 vacuole IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for SLC30A2 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SLC30A2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006810 transport IEA --
GO:0006811 ion transport IEA --
GO:0006812 cation transport IEA --
GO:0006829 zinc II ion transport IEA --
GO:0010043 response to zinc ion IBA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for SLC30A2 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for SLC30A2 Gene

(1) Drugs for SLC30A2 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
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Transcripts for SLC30A2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for SLC30A2 Gene

Solute carrier family 30 (zinc transporter), member 2:
Representative Sequences:

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SLC30A2 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8
SP1: - - -
SP2: -

Relevant External Links for SLC30A2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SLC30A2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for SLC30A2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for SLC30A2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Pancreas (x33.9) and Kidney - Cortex (x8.7).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for SLC30A2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Placenta (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for SLC30A2 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for SLC30A2 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of SLC30A2 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SLC30A2 Gene:


Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for SLC30A2 Gene

  • Pancreas(2.1)

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for SLC30A2 Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • endoderm
  • digestive
  • immune
  • integumentary
  • intestine
  • large intestine
  • small intestine
  • blood
  • skin
  • white blood cell
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No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SLC30A2 Gene

Orthologs for SLC30A2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for SLC30A2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SLC30A2 33 34
  • 99.46 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SLC30A2 33 34
  • 87.51 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SLC30A2 33 34
  • 85.5 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Slc30a2 33 16 34
  • 82.6 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Slc30a2 33
  • 81.7 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia SLC30A2 34
  • 78 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia SLC30A2 34
  • 74 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves SLC30A2 33 34
  • 72.14 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia SLC30A2 34
  • 72 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia slc30a2 33
  • 68.04 (n)
Str.8408 33
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.11702 33
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii slc30a2 33
  • 65.94 (n)
CR381630.1 34
  • 13 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta ZnT35C 33 34
  • 57.18 (n)
CG31860 34
  • 24 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP009005 33
  • 56.81 (n)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea cdf-2 33 34
  • 53.33 (n)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes ZRC1 34
  • 19 (a)
COT1 34
  • 18 (a)
MMT2 36
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons ZAT 33
  • 54.37 (n)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os05g0128400 33
  • 53.38 (n)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 34
  • 28 (a)
Species where no ortholog for SLC30A2 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • 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 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)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for SLC30A2 Gene

Gene Tree for SLC30A2 (if available)
Gene Tree for SLC30A2 (if available)

Paralogs for SLC30A2 Gene

Paralogs for SLC30A2 Gene

(3) SIMAP similar genes for SLC30A2 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

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Variants for SLC30A2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SLC30A2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs185398527 Zinc deficiency, transient neonatal (TNZD) [MIM:608118] 26,045,009(-) C/T coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs587776926 pathogenic, Zinc deficiency, transient neonatal, Zinc deficiency, transient neonatal (TNZD) [MIM:608118] 26,045,107(-) T/C coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs864622019 uncertain-significance, Malignant tumor of prostate 26,042,626(-) C/T coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs1000312421 -- 26,043,679(-) T/C intron_variant
rs1000343592 -- 26,043,389(-) C/G intron_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SLC30A2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv834513 CNV gain 17160897
nsv950338 CNV deletion 24416366

Variation tolerance for SLC30A2 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 61.3% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.71; 32.57% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for SLC30A2 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 SLC30A2 Gene

Disorders for SLC30A2 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(2) MalaCards diseases for SLC30A2 Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, ClinVar, GTR, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, and GeneCards

- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards


  • Zinc deficiency, transient neonatal (TNZD) [MIM:608118]: A disorder occurring in breast-fed infants as a consequence of low milk zinc concentration in their nursing mothers, which cannot be corrected by maternal zinc supplementation. A large amount of zinc, an essential trace mineral, is required for normal growth particularly in infants, and breast milk normally contains adequate zinc to meet the requirement for infants up to 4 to 6 months of age. Zinc deficiency can lead to dermatitis, alopecia, decreased growth, and impaired immune function. The disorder shows autosomal dominant inheritance with incomplete penetrance. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:17065149, ECO:0000269 PubMed:22733820}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Additional Disease Information for SLC30A2

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 SLC30A2 Gene

Publications for SLC30A2 Gene

  1. A dominant negative heterozygous G87R mutation in the zinc transporter, ZnT-2 (SLC30A2), results in transient neonatal zinc deficiency. (PMID: 22733820) Lasry I … Assaraf YG (The Journal of biological chemistry 2012) 3 4 58
  2. Polymorphisms in innate immunity genes and lung cancer risk in Xuanwei, China. (PMID: 19170196) Shen M … Lan Q (Environmental and molecular mutagenesis 2009) 3 44 58
  3. Zinc transporter-2 (ZnT2) variants are localized to distinct subcellular compartments and functionally transport zinc. (PMID: 19496757) Lopez V … Kelleher SL (The Biochemical journal 2009) 3 22 58
  4. Polymorphisms in mitochondrial genes and prostate cancer risk. (PMID: 19064571) Wang L … Thibodeau SN (Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology 2008) 3 44 58
  5. Zinc transporter 2 (SLC30A2) can suppress the vesicular zinc defect of adaptor protein 3-depleted fibroblasts by promoting zinc accumulation in lysosomes. (PMID: 17349999) Falcón-Pérez JM … Dell'Angelica EC (Experimental cell research 2007) 3 22 58

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