Aliases for SLC1A7 Gene
External Ids for SLC1A7 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SLC1A7 Gene
GeneCards Summary for SLC1A7 Gene
SLC1A7 (Solute Carrier Family 1 Member 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Circadian entrainment and Transmission across Chemical Synapses. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include L-glutamate transmembrane transporter activity and sodium:dicarboxylate symporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is SLC1A3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SLC1A7 Gene
Transports L-glutamate; the L-glutamate uptake is sodium- and voltage-dependent and chloride-independent. Its associated chloride conductance may participate in visual processing.
Glutamate transporters, also known as excitatory amino acid transporters (EAATs), are sodium- and potassium-dependent members of the solute carrier family 6 (SLC1), widely distributed throughout the brain. There are five EAAT subtypes, each with a specific distribution.