Aliases for SLC6A3 Gene
External Ids for SLC6A3 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for SLC6A3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC6A3 Gene
This gene encodes a dopamine transporter which is a member of the sodium- and chloride-dependent neurotransmitter transporter family. The 3' UTR of this gene contains a 40 bp tandem repeat, referred to as a variable number tandem repeat or VNTR, which can be present in 3 to 11 copies. Variation in the number of repeats is associated with idiopathic epilepsy, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dependence on alcohol and cocaine, susceptibility to Parkinson disease and protection against nicotine dependence.[provided by RefSeq, Nov 2009]
GeneCards Summary for SLC6A3 Gene
SLC6A3 (Solute Carrier Family 6 Member 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SLC6A3 include Parkinsonism-Dystonia, Infantile and Tobacco Addiction. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and Neurotransmitter Clearance In The Synaptic Cleft. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include receptor binding and protein N-terminus binding. An important paralog of this gene is SLC6A2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC6A3 Gene
Amine transporter. Terminates the action of dopamine by its high affinity sodium-dependent reuptake into presynaptic terminals.
Dopamine transporters (DAT) are sodium- and chloride-dependent members of the solute carrier family 6 (SLC6) widely distributed throughout the brain in areas of dopaminergic activity, including the striatum and substantia nigra. They provide rapid clearance of dopamine.