SLC6A12 (BGT-1)-mediated uptake of GABA and betaine

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R-HSA-352029
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Homo sapiens
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The plasma membrane transport protein SLC6A12 (BGT-1) mediates the uptake of GABA (gamma-aminobutyrate) and betaine and, less efficiently, of diminobutyrate (DABA) and beta-alanine. Together with each amino acid molecule, 3 sodium ions and 2 chloride ions are taken up. In the body, SLC6A12 is expressed in the proximal tubules of the kidney and cells of the central nervous system (Rasola et al. 1995; Matskevitch et al. 1999).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
7589472 Molecular cloning and functional characterization of a GABA/betaine transporter from human kidney

Romeo, G, Barone, V, Galietta, LJ, Rasola, A, Bagnasco, S

FEBS Lett 1995
10358010 Functional characterization of the Betaine/gamma-aminobutyric acid transporter BGT-1 expressed in Xenopus oocytes

Risler, T, Matskevitch, I, Handler, JS, Waldegger, S, Stegen, C, Noll, B, Busch, AE, Lang, F, Wagner, CA, Kwon, HM, Broer, S

J Biol Chem 1999
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amino acid transmembrane transporter activity of SLC6A12 [plasma membrane]

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