Aliases for SLC4A7 Gene
External Ids for SLC4A7 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for SLC4A7 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC4A7 Gene
This locus encodes a sodium bicarbonate cotransporter. The encoded transmembrane protein appears to transport sodium and bicarbonate ions in a 1:1 ratio, and is thus considered an electroneutral cotransporter. The encoded protein likely plays a critical role in regulation of intracellular pH involved in visual and auditory sensory transmission. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2012]
GeneCards Summary for SLC4A7 Gene
SLC4A7 (Solute Carrier Family 4 Member 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC4A7 include Renal Tubular Acidosis and Usher Syndrome, Type Iiia. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transporter activity and anion transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC4A10.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC4A7 Gene
Electroneutral sodium- and bicarbonate-dependent cotransporter with a Na(+):HCO3(-) 1:1 stoichiometry. Regulates intracellular pH and may play a role in bicarbonate salvage in secretory epithelia. May also have an associated sodium channel activity.