Aliases for SLC52A3 Gene
External Ids for SLC52A3 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for SLC52A3 Gene
This gene encodes a riboflavin transporter protein that is strongly expressed in the intestine and likely plays a role in intestinal absorption of riboflavin. The protein is predicted to have eleven transmembrane domains and a cell surface localization signal in the C-terminus. Mutations at this locus have been associated with Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome and Fazio-Londe disease. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2012]
GeneCards Summary for SLC52A3 Gene
SLC52A3 (Solute Carrier Family 52 Member 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC52A3 include Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere Syndrome 1 and Fazio-Londe Disease. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of water-soluble vitamins and cofactors and Metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include riboflavin transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC52A2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for SLC52A3 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:22273710, PubMed:24264046, PubMed:27702554). Humans are unable to synthesize vitamin B2/riboflavin and must obtain it via intestinal absorption (PubMed:20463145).