SLC6A6-mediated uptake of taurine and beta-alanine

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R-HSA-351987
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Homo sapiens
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The plasma membrane transport protein SLC6A6 mediates the uptake of taurine and beta-alanine. Together with each amino acid molecule, 2 sodium ions and 1 chloride ion are taken up. SLC6A6 is widely expressed in the body (Ramamoorthy et al. 1994).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
8010975 Functional characterization and chromosomal localization of a cloned taurine transporter from human placenta

Ramamoorthy, S, Leibach, FH, Mahesh, VB, Han, H, Yang-Feng, T, Blakely, RD, Ganapathy, V

Biochem J 1994
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amino acid transmembrane transporter activity of SLC6A6 [plasma membrane]

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