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Aliases for SLC48A1 Gene

Aliases for SLC48A1 Gene

  • Solute Carrier Family 48 Member 1 2 3 4 5
  • Solute Carrier Family 48 (Heme Transporter), Member 1 2 3
  • Heme-Responsive Gene 1 Protein Homolog 3 4
  • HHRG-1 3 4
  • HRG-1 3 4
  • HRG1 3 4
  • Heme Transporter HRG1 3

External Ids for SLC48A1 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC48A1 Gene

  • GC12P046454
  • GC12P048165
  • GC12P045198
  • GC12P048147

Summaries for SLC48A1 Gene

GeneCards Summary for SLC48A1 Gene

SLC48A1 (Solute Carrier Family 48 Member 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include heme transporter activity.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC48A1 Gene

  • Heme transporter that regulates intracellular heme availability through the endosomal or lysosomal compartment.

Additional gene information for SLC48A1 Gene

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SLC48A1 Gene

Genomics for SLC48A1 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for SLC48A1 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for SLC48A1 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
GH12I047751 Promoter/Enhancer 2.4 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 550.8 +1.8 1762 8.9 HDGF PKNOX1 FOXA2 ARID4B SIN3A FEZF1 ZNF2 ZBTB7B ZNF207 ZNF143 RAPGEF3 SLC48A1 ENDOU LOC102725258 ENSG00000268069 ENSG00000257433 ENSG00000277173 GC12M047752
GH12I047772 Promoter/Enhancer 2.2 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 562.3 +21.7 21653 5.5 HDGF PKNOX1 SMAD1 ARNT ZFP64 SIN3A ZNF2 ZNF766 ZNF143 FOS SLC48A1 RPAP3 ENDOU KANSL2 SENP1 ENSG00000205537 ENSG00000268069 RAPGEF3 GC12M047752
GH12I047804 Promoter/Enhancer 2.8 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 11.5 +63.9 63906 25.6 HDGF PKNOX1 SMAD1 FOXA2 ARNT ZFP64 ARID4B SIN3A FEZF1 DMAP1 HDAC7 ENSG00000274737 LOC390314 KANSL2 CCNT1 RAPGEF3 ASB8 VDR SENP1 SLC48A1
GH12I047704 Promoter/Enhancer 2.3 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 12.2 -47.5 -47502 2.8 HDGF SMAD1 ARNT ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 POLR2B ZNF207 ENSG00000257433 LOC105369748 RPAP3 OR5BK1P VDR SLC48A1 RAPGEF3 H1FNT HDAC7 SENP1
GH12I047779 Enhancer 1.3 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 17.5 +25.8 25792 1.3 HDAC1 ELF3 RB1 SIN3A ZNF2 RAD21 RFX5 ARID2 ZNF207 ZNF143 SLC48A1 RPAP3 ENDOU LOC102725258 ENSG00000205537 ENSG00000268069 GC12M047752 RAPGEF3
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around SLC48A1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the SLC48A1 gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for SLC48A1 Gene

Genomic Locations for SLC48A1 Gene
28,912 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for SLC48A1 Gene

Genes around SLC48A1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
SLC48A1 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for SLC48A1 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for SLC48A1 Gene

Proteins for SLC48A1 Gene

  • Protein details for SLC48A1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Heme transporter HRG1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q9BUB3
    • Q9NX17

    Protein attributes for SLC48A1 Gene

    146 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    16419 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=AAH26344.2; Type=Erroneous translation; Note=Wrong choice of CDS.; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=BAA91205.1; Type=Erroneous translation; Note=Wrong choice of CDS.; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=EAW57951.1; Type=Erroneous gene model prediction; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for SLC48A1 Gene


neXtProt entry for SLC48A1 Gene

Post-translational modifications for SLC48A1 Gene

No Post-translational modifications

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for SLC48A1 Gene

Domains & Families for SLC48A1 Gene

Gene Families for SLC48A1 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Predicted intracellular proteins
  • Predicted membrane proteins
  • Transporters

Protein Domains for SLC48A1 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for SLC48A1 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the HRG family.
  • Belongs to the HRG family.
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Function for SLC48A1 Gene

Molecular function for SLC48A1 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Heme transporter that regulates intracellular heme availability through the endosomal or lysosomal compartment.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for SLC48A1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for SLC48A1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 25416956
GO:0015232 heme transporter activity IEA,IDA 18418376
GO:0020037 heme binding IDA 18418376
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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for SLC48A1 Gene

Localization for SLC48A1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC48A1 Gene

Endosome membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein. Lysosome membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

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 SLC48A1 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
lysosome 5
endosome 4
extracellular 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SLC48A1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005764 lysosome IEA --
GO:0005765 lysosomal membrane IDA 18418376
GO:0005768 endosome IEA --
GO:0005886 plasma membrane IDA 18418376
GO:0010008 endosome membrane IDA 18418376
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Pathways & Interactions for SLC48A1 Gene

SuperPathways for SLC48A1 Gene

No Data Available

Interacting Proteins for SLC48A1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SLC48A1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006810 transport IEA --
GO:0015886 heme transport IEA,IMP 23395172
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No data available for Pathways by source and SIGNOR curated interactions for SLC48A1 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for SLC48A1 Gene

(1) Drugs for SLC48A1 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
heme Pharma Agonist 0
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Transcripts for SLC48A1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for SLC48A1 Gene

Solute carrier family 48 (heme transporter), member 1:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SLC48A1 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for SLC48A1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SLC48A1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for SLC48A1 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for SLC48A1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for SLC48A1 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for SLC48A1 Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of SLC48A1 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SLC48A1 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SLC48A1 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in the brain, kidney, heart and skeletal muscle. Moderately expressed in the liver, lung, placenta and small intestine.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for SLC48A1 Gene

  • Nervous system(4.9)
  • Skin(4.2)
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No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for SLC48A1 Gene

Orthologs for SLC48A1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for SLC48A1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SLC48A1 33 34
  • 98.4 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SLC48A1 33 34
  • 92.01 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SLC48A1 33 34
  • 92.01 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Slc48a1 33 16 34
  • 90.18 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Slc48a1 33
  • 87.9 (n)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves SLC48A1 33 34
  • 73.56 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia SLC48A1 34
  • 67 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia slc48a1 33
  • 68.97 (n)
Str.4018 33
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.19746 33
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii slc48a1b 33 34
  • 67.64 (n)
slc48a1a 34
  • 61 (a)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.10375 33
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.4739 34
  • 45 (a)
Species where no ortholog for SLC48A1 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • 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)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • 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)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • 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)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for SLC48A1 Gene

Gene Tree for SLC48A1 (if available)
Gene Tree for SLC48A1 (if available)

Paralogs for SLC48A1 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for SLC48A1 Gene

Variants for SLC48A1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SLC48A1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 12 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1000127889 -- 47,770,321(+) T/G genic_upstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant
rs1000170554 -- 47,752,088(+) G/A upstream_transcript_variant
rs1000179536 -- 47,755,691(+) T/A genic_upstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant
rs1000244351 -- 47,770,855(+) A/C genic_upstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant
rs1000357575 -- 47,764,162(+) G/A genic_upstream_transcript_variant, intron_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SLC48A1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv470289 CNV gain 18288195
dgv94n21 CNV loss 19592680

Variation tolerance for SLC48A1 Gene

Gene Damage Index Score: 0.11; 2.54% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for SLC48A1 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 SLC48A1 Gene

Disorders for SLC48A1 Gene

Additional Disease Information for SLC48A1

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology

No disorders were found for SLC48A1 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for SLC48A1 Gene

Publications for SLC48A1 Gene

  1. Haem homeostasis is regulated by the conserved and concerted functions of HRG-1 proteins. (PMID: 18418376) Rajagopal A … Hamza I (Nature 2008) 2 3 4 58
  2. Variation at the NFATC2 locus increases the risk of thiazolidinedione-induced edema in the Diabetes REduction Assessment with ramipril and rosiglitazone Medication (DREAM) study. (PMID: 20628086) Bailey SD … DREAM investigators (Diabetes care 2010) 3 44 58
  3. Architecture of the human interactome defines protein communities and disease networks. (PMID: 28514442) Huttlin EL … Harper JW (Nature 2017) 3 58
  4. A proteome-scale map of the human interactome network. (PMID: 25416956) Rolland T … Vidal M (Cell 2014) 3 58
  5. HRG-1 enhances cancer cell invasive potential and couples glucose metabolism to cytosolic/extracellular pH gradient regulation by the vacuolar-H(+) ATPase. (PMID: 24141772) Fogarty FM … O'Connor R (Oncogene 2014) 3 58

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