Aliases for SLC38A5 Gene
External Ids for SLC38A5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC38A5 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a system N sodium-coupled amino acid transporter. The encoded protein transports glutamine, asparagine, histidine, serine, alanine, and glycine across the cell membrane, but does not transport charged amino acids, imino acids, or N-alkylated amino acids. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants, but the full-length nature of some of these variants has not been determined. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2013]
GeneCards Summary for SLC38A5 Gene
SLC38A5 (Solute Carrier Family 38 Member 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Amino acid transport across the plasma membrane and GABAergic synapse. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include amino acid transmembrane transporter activity and glycine transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC38A3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC38A5 Gene
Functions as a sodium-dependent amino acid transporter which countertransport protons. Mediates the saturable, pH-sensitive, and electrogenic cotransport of several neutral amino acids including glycine, asparagine, alanine, serine, glutamine and histidine with sodium.