Aliases for SLC30A7 Gene
External Ids for SLC30A7 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC30A7 Gene
Zinc functions as a cofactor for numerous enzymes, nuclear factors, and hormones and as an intra- and intercellular signal ion. Members of the zinc transporter (ZNT)/SLC30 subfamily of the cation diffusion facilitator family, such as SLC30A7, permit cellular efflux of zinc (Seve et al., 2004 [PubMed 15154973]).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SLC30A7 Gene
SLC30A7 (Solute Carrier Family 30 Member 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC30A7 include Joubert Syndrome 1 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 SLC30A5.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for SLC30A7 Gene
Seems to facilitate zinc transport from the cytoplasm into the Golgi apparatus. Partly regulates cellular zinc homeostasis. Required with ZNT5 for the activation of zinc-requiring enzymes, alkaline phosphatases (ALPs). Transports zinc into the lumens of the Golgi apparatus and the vesicular compartments where ALPs locate, thus, converting apoALPs to holoALPs. Required with ZNT5 and ZNT6 for the activation of TNAP (By similarity).