Extracellular folate import across the plasma membrane

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Homo sapiens
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SLC46A1 protein in the plasma membrane mediates the reversible transport of folate between the extracellular space and the cytosol. Retention of folate within the cell is dependent on polyglutamate addition. Although the SLC46A1 gene is expressed in several tissues in the body, this transporter appears to be primarily needed for absorption of dietary folate from the intestinal lumen (Qiu et al. 2006; Chen et al. 1996).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
8662720 Purification and properties of human cytosolic folylpoly-gamma-glutamate synthetase and organization, localization, and differential splicing of its gene

Chen, L, Qi, H, Korenberg, J, Garrow, TA, Choi, YJ, Shane, B

J Biol Chem 1996
17129779 Identification of an intestinal folate transporter and the molecular basis for hereditary folate malabsorption

Qiu, A, Jansen, M, Sakaris, A, Min, SH, Chattopadhyay, S, Tsai, E, Sandoval, C, Zhao, R, Akabas, MH, Goldman, ID

Cell 2006
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folic acid transmembrane transporter activity of SLC46A1 [plasma membrane]
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