SLC6A20

SLC6A20

Solute carrier family 6 (proline IMINO transporter), member 20
Identifiers
SLC6A20 Gene
Orthologs
SpeciesHumanMouse

Solute carrier family 6, member 20 also known as SLC6A20 is a protein which in humans is encoded by the SLC6A20 gene.[1][2]

Function

Transport of small hydrophilic substances across cell membranes is mediated by substrate-specific transporter proteins which have been classified into several families of related genes. The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the subgroup of transporter with unidentified substrates within the Na+ and Cl- coupled transporter family. This gene is expressed in kidney, and its alternative splicing generates 2 transcript variants.[3]

Clinical significance

Mutation in the SLC6A20 gene are associated with iminoglycinuria.[4]

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