Aliases for SLC6A1 Gene
External Ids for SLC6A1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC6A1 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) transporter that localizes to the plasma membrane. The encoded protein removes GABA from the synaptic cleft, restoring it to presynaptic terminals. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2017]
GeneCards Summary for SLC6A1 Gene
SLC6A1 (Solute Carrier Family 6 Member 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC6A1 include Myoclonic-Atonic Epilepsy and Myoclonic-Astastic Epilepsy. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and Benzodiazepine Pathway, Pharmacodynamics. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include neurotransmitter:sodium symporter activity and gamma-aminobutyric acid:sodium symporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC6A11.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for SLC6A1 Gene
Terminates the action of GABA by its high affinity sodium-dependent reuptake into presynaptic terminals.
GABA transporters are sodium- and chloride-dependent members of the solute carrier family 6 (SLC6) that mediate the rapid removal of GABA and maintain low extracellular levels. Four 12-TM domain transporters have been identified and localized to neurons and glia.