Aliases for SLC52A2 Gene
- Solute Carrier Family 52 Member 2 2 3 5
- Solute Carrier Family 52 (Riboflavin Transporter), Member 2 2 3
- Solute Carrier Family 52, Riboflavin Transporter, Member 2 3 4
- Porcine Endogenous Retrovirus A Receptor 1 3 4
- G Protein-Coupled Receptor 172A 2 3
- Riboflavin Transporter 3 3 4
- PERV-A Receptor 1 3 4
- GPR172A 3 4
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Previous HGNC Symbols for SLC52A2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC52A2 Gene
This gene encodes a membrane protein which belongs to the riboflavin transporter family. In humans, riboflavin must be obtained by intestinal absorption because it cannot be synthesized by the body. The water-soluble vitamin riboflavin is processed to the coenzymes flavin mononucleotide (FMN) and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) which then act as intermediaries in many cellular metabolic reactions. Paralogous members of the riboflavin transporter gene family are located on chromosomes 17 and 20. Unlike other members of this family, this gene has higher expression in brain tissue than small intestine. Alternative splicing of this gene results in multiple transcript variants encoding the same protein. Mutations in this gene have been associated with Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome 2 - an autosomal recessive progressive neurologic disorder characterized by deafness, bulbar dysfunction, and axial and limb hypotonia. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2012]
GeneCards Summary for SLC52A2 Gene
SLC52A2 (Solute Carrier Family 52 Member 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC52A2 include Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere Syndrome 2 and Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of water-soluble vitamins and cofactors and Metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include virus receptor activity and riboflavin transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC52A1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for SLC52A2 Gene
Plasma membrane transporter mediating the uptake by cells of the water soluble vitamin B2/riboflavin that plays a key role in biochemical oxidation-reduction reactions of the carbohydrate, lipid, and amino acid metabolism (PubMed:20463145, PubMed:22864630, PubMed:23243084, PubMed:24253200, PubMed:27702554). Humans are unable to synthesize vitamin B2/riboflavin and must obtain it via intestinal absorption (PubMed:20463145). May also act as a receptor for 4-hydroxybutyrate (Probable).
(Microbial infection) In case of infection by retroviruses, acts as a cell receptor to retroviral envelopes similar to the porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV-A).