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Aliases for SLC6A7 Gene

Aliases for SLC6A7 Gene

  • Solute Carrier Family 6 Member 7 2 3 4 5
  • Solute Carrier Family 6 (Neurotransmitter Transporter, L-Proline), Member 7 2 3
  • Brain-Specific L-Proline Transporter 2 3
  • Sodium-Dependent Proline Transporter 2 3
  • PROT 3 4
  • Solute Carrier Family 6 (Neurotransmitter Transporter), Member 7 2

External Ids for SLC6A7 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC6A7 Gene

  • GC05P149640
  • GC05P149598
  • GC05P149549
  • GC05P144717
  • GC05P149569

Summaries for SLC6A7 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for SLC6A7 Gene

  • This gene is a member of the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) neurotransmitter gene family and encodes a high-affinity mammalian brain L-proline transporter protein. This transporter protein differs from other sodium-dependent plasma membrane carriers by its pharmacological specificity, kinetic properties, and ionic requirements. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for SLC6A7 Gene

SLC6A7 (Solute Carrier Family 6 Member 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and CDK-mediated phosphorylation and removal of Cdc6. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include neurotransmitter:sodium symporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC6A9.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC6A7 Gene

  • Terminates the action of proline by its high affinity sodium-dependent reuptake into presynaptic terminals.

Additional gene information for SLC6A7 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for SLC6A7 Gene

Genomics for SLC6A7 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for SLC6A7 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for SLC6A7 Gene
GeneHancer (GH) Identifier GH Type GH
GH Sources Gene Association Score Total Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor
Binding Sites
Gene Targets
GH05I150189 Promoter 0.7 EPDnew 550.8 +0.1 69 0.1 RING1 EZH2 SLC6A7 HMGXB3 CAMK2A
GH05I150208 Enhancer 1.1 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 28.2 +19.2 19195 1.9 HDGF EBF1 POLR2A FOS IKZF2 SMARCC1 NRF1 NR2F1 CEBPB DPF2 SLC6A7 CAMK2A
GH05I150152 Promoter/Enhancer 2.6 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 10.4 -28.9 -28918 17.7 HDGF PKNOX1 ARID4B SIN3A ZNF2 ZNF48 ARID2 ZNF143 REST PPARG CDX1 PDGFRB HMGXB3 TCOF1 RPL7P1 ZNF300P1 ZNF300 SLC6A7 SYNPO
GH05I150298 Promoter/Enhancer 2.1 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 10.9 +112.7 112694 8.8 BCOR CTCF KLF1 PKNOX1 ZBTB6 ZSCAN4 ZNF223 ZMYM3 RAD21 ZNF48 ARSI TCOF1 SLC6A7 CAMK2A
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around SLC6A7 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the SLC6A7 gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for SLC6A7 Gene

Genomic Locations for SLC6A7 Gene
32,832 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for SLC6A7 Gene

Genes around SLC6A7 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
SLC6A7 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for SLC6A7 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for SLC6A7 Gene

Proteins for SLC6A7 Gene

  • Protein details for SLC6A7 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Sodium-dependent proline transporter
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q0VG81
    • Q52LU6

    Protein attributes for SLC6A7 Gene

    636 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    70911 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for SLC6A7 Gene

Post-translational modifications for SLC6A7 Gene

  • Glycosylation at posLast=182182
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for SLC6A7 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for SLC6A7 Gene

Domains & Families for SLC6A7 Gene

Gene Families for SLC6A7 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Predicted membrane proteins
  • Transporters

Protein Domains for SLC6A7 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for SLC6A7 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the sodium:neurotransmitter symporter (SNF) (TC 2.A.22) family. SLC6A7 subfamily.
  • Belongs to the sodium:neurotransmitter symporter (SNF) (TC 2.A.22) family. SLC6A7 subfamily.
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Function for SLC6A7 Gene

Molecular function for SLC6A7 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Terminates the action of proline by its high affinity sodium-dependent reuptake into presynaptic terminals.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for SLC6A7 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for SLC6A7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005298 proline:sodium symporter activity TAS --
GO:0005328 neurotransmitter:sodium symporter activity IEA --
GO:0015193 L-proline transmembrane transporter activity IBA,IEA --
GO:0015293 symporter activity IEA --
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CRISPR Products

miRNA for SLC6A7 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target SLC6A7

Inhibitory RNA Products

Clone Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for SLC6A7 Gene

Localization for SLC6A7 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC6A7 Gene

Membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for SLC6A7 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
extracellular 1
nucleus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for SLC6A7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane TAS 7651355
GO:0016020 membrane TAS,IEA 7651355
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
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No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for SLC6A7 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for SLC6A7 Gene

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Pathways by source for SLC6A7 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for SLC6A7 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006810 transport IEA,TAS 7651355
GO:0006836 neurotransmitter transport IEA --
GO:0006865 amino acid transport IEA --
GO:0015824 proline transport TAS 7651355
GO:0035524 proline transmembrane transport IEA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for SLC6A7 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for SLC6A7 Gene

(3) Drugs for SLC6A7 Gene - From: DrugBank, DGIdb, IUPHAR, HMDB, and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
L-Proline Approved Nutra Target 0
LP-403812 Pharma Inhibition, Inhibitor 0

(1) Additional Compounds for SLC6A7 Gene - From: HMDB

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
  • Sodium
  • Sodium ion
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Transcripts for SLC6A7 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for SLC6A7 Gene

Unigene Clusters for SLC6A7 Gene

Solute carrier family 6 (neurotransmitter transporter, L-proline), member 7:
Representative Sequences:

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

Clone Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for SLC6A7 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for SLC6A7 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for SLC6A7 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for SLC6A7 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for SLC6A7 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Cerebellum (x12.9), Brain - Cerebellar Hemisphere (x11.7), Brain - Cortex (x7.7), Brain - Frontal Cortex (BA9) (x6.4), and Brain - Anterior cingulate cortex (BA24) (x4.9).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for SLC6A7 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Frontal cortex (52.5) and Fetal Brain (16.5).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for SLC6A7 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for SLC6A7 Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of SLC6A7 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for SLC6A7 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for SLC6A7 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Brain.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for SLC6A7 Gene

  • Nervous system(4.8)
  • Intestine(4.1)
  • Blood(2)
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No data available for Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for SLC6A7 Gene

Orthologs for SLC6A7 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for SLC6A7 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia SLC6A7 33 34
  • 99.32 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia SLC6A7 33 34
  • 93.87 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia SLC6A7 33 34
  • 91.69 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Slc6a7 33 16 34
  • 90.46 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia SLC6A7 34
  • 90 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia SLC6A7 34
  • 78 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves SLC6A7 33 34
  • 80.42 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia SLC6A7 34
  • 86 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia slc6a7 33
  • 74.76 (n)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii SLC6A7 34
  • 44 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG5549 35
  • 45 (a)
ine 35
  • 42 (a)
CG4476 35
  • 40 (a)
CG3252 35
  • 39 (a)
BG:DS03431.1 35
  • 38 (a)
CG8850 35
  • 37 (a)
CG10804 35
  • 36 (a)
CG1698 35
  • 36 (a)
CG7075 35
  • 34 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea snf-4 35
  • 35 (a)
snf-3 34
  • 34 (a)
snf-12 35
  • 32 (a)
snf-6 35
  • 32 (a)
snf-9 35
  • 32 (a)
snf-5 35
  • 31 (a)
snf-2 35
  • 29 (a)
snf-8 35
  • 25 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 34
  • 52 (a)
CSA.4092 34
  • 48 (a)
CSA.62 34
  • 46 (a)
Species where no ortholog for SLC6A7 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rat (Rattus norvegicus)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for SLC6A7 Gene

Gene Tree for SLC6A7 (if available)
Gene Tree for SLC6A7 (if available)

Paralogs for SLC6A7 Gene

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Variants for SLC6A7 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for SLC6A7 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 05 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1000294072 -- 150,198,508(+) A/G intron_variant
rs1000402315 -- 150,198,639(+) G/A intron_variant
rs1000803928 -- 150,210,007(+) G/A/T 3_prime_UTR_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs1000947919 -- 150,191,579(+) C/T intron_variant
rs1001065708 -- 150,191,328(+) C/A intron_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for SLC6A7 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv3193n106 CNV deletion 24896259
esv2762556 CNV gain 21179565
nsv462487 CNV loss 19166990
nsv599956 CNV loss 21841781

Variation tolerance for SLC6A7 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 19.7% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 2.72; 46.51% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for SLC6A7 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC6A7 Gene

Disorders for SLC6A7 Gene

Additional Disease Information for SLC6A7

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology

No disorders were found for SLC6A7 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for SLC6A7 Gene

Publications for SLC6A7 Gene

  1. Human brain-specific L-proline transporter: molecular cloning, functional expression, and chromosomal localization of the gene in human and mouse genomes. (PMID: 7651355) Shafqat S … Fremeau RT (Molecular pharmacology 1995) 2 3 4 22 58
  2. Personalized smoking cessation: interactions between nicotine dose, dependence and quit-success genotype score. (PMID: 20379614) Rose JE … Uhl GR (Molecular medicine (Cambridge, Mass.) 2010) 3 44 58
  3. L-type voltage-dependent calcium channel alpha subunit 1C is a novel candidate gene associated with secondary hyperparathyroidism: an application of haplotype-based analysis for multiple linked single nucleotide polymorphisms. (PMID: 20424473) Yokoyama K … Hosoya T (Nephron. Clinical practice 2010) 3 44 58
  4. A new association between polymorphisms of the SLC6A7 gene in the chromosome 5q31-32 region and asthma. (PMID: 20431603) Kim JH … Shin HD (Journal of human genetics 2010) 3 44 58
  5. Genetical genomic determinants of alcohol consumption in rats and humans. (PMID: 19874574) Tabakoff B … WHO/ISBRA Study on State and Trait Markers of Alcoholism (BMC biology 2009) 3 44 58

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