Aliases for SLC6A12 Gene
External Ids for SLC6A12 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC6A12 Gene
GeneCards Summary for SLC6A12 Gene
SLC6A12 (Solute Carrier Family 6 Member 12) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC6A12 include Traumatic Glaucoma and Posterolateral Myocardial Infarction. Among its related pathways are Synaptic vesicle cycle and Neurotransmitter Release Cycle. 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 SLC6A13.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for SLC6A12 Gene
Transports betaine and GABA. May have a role in regulation of GABAergic transmission in the brain through the reuptake of GABA into presynaptic terminals, as well as in osmotic regulation.
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.