solute carrier family 52 member 1
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From NCBI Gene:
Biological redox reactions require electron donors and acceptor. Vitamin B2 is the source for the flavin in flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and flavin mononucleotide (FMN) which are common redox reagents. This gene encodes a member of the riboflavin (vitamin B2) transporter family. Haploinsufficiency of this protein can cause maternal riboflavin deficiency. Multiple alternatively spliced variants, encoding the same protein, have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2013]
(Microbial infection) May function as a cell receptor to retroviral envelopes similar to the porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV-A).
Plasma membrane transporter mediating the uptake by cells of the water soluble vitamin B2/riboflavin that plays a key role in biochemical oxidation-reduction reactions of the carbohydrate, lipid, and amino acid metabolism (PubMed:18632736, PubMed:20463145). Humans are unable to synthesize vitamin B2/riboflavin and must obtain it via intestinal absorption (PubMed:20463145).
From NCBI Gene:
- Maternal riboflavin deficiency
Riboflavin deficiency (RBFVD): A disorder caused by a primary defect in riboflavin metabolism, or by dietary riboflavin deficiency. Riboflavin deficiency during pregnancy results in hypoglycemia, metabolic acidosis, dicarboxylic aciduria and elevated plasma acylcarnitine levels in the newborn. Treatment with oral riboflavin results in complete resolution of the clinical and biochemical findings. [MIM:615026]