The ABCs of solute carriers: Physiological, pathological and therapeutic implications of human membrane transport proteins

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  • The Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) Nomenclature Committee Database provides a list of transporter families of the solute carrier (SLC) gene series (see Currently, it includes 43 families and 298 transporter genes. This special issue features mini-reviews on each of these SLC families written by the experts in each field. A WEB site has been established ( slctable.asp) that gives the latest updates for the SLC families and their members as well as relevant links to gene databases and reviews in the literature. A list of all currently known SLC families, a discussion of additional SLC families and family members as well as a brief summary of non-SLC transporter genes is included in this introduction.
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  • Hediger MA; Romero MF; Peng JB; Rolfs A; Takanaga H; Bruford EA
  • Start Page

  • 465
  • End Page

  • 468
  • Volume

  • 447
  • Issue

  • 5