solute carrier family 13 member 5
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a protein belonging to the solute carrier family 13 group of proteins. This family member is a sodium-dependent citrate cotransporter that may regulate metabolic processes. Mutations in this gene cause early infantile epileptic encephalopathy 25. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2014]
High-affinity sodium/citrate cotransporter that mediates citrate entry into cells. The transport process is electrogenic; it is the trivalent form of citrate rather than the divalent form that is recognized as a substrate. May facilitate the utilization of circulating citrate for the generation of metabolic energy and for the synthesis of fatty acids and cholesterol.
From NCBI Gene:
- Epileptic encephalopathy, early infantile, 25
Epileptic encephalopathy, early infantile, 25, with amelogenesis imperfecta (EIEE25): An autosomal recessive disease characterized by subclinical seizures appearing in the first days of life, evolving to severe epileptic disease. Affected individuals have profound or severe delayed development with lack of speech, and most patients do not acquire the ability to sit. Additional variable features include axial hypotonia, peripheral hypertonia, and abnormal involuntary movements such as dystonia and choreoathetosis. Dental abnormalities, including delayed eruption, hypodontia, tooth hypoplasia, yellow discoloration, thin enamel, and enamel chipping are observed in most patients. [MIM:615905]