SLC6A14 gene

solute carrier family 6 member 14

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From NCBI Gene:

This gene encodes a member of the solute carrier family 6. Members of this family are sodium and chloride dependent neurotransmitter transporters. The encoded protein transports both neutral and cationic amino acids. This protein may also function as a beta-alanine carrier. Mutations in this gene may be associated with X-linked obesity. A pseudogene of this gene is found on chromosome X.[provided by RefSeq, May 2010]

From UniProt:

Mediates the uptake of a broad range of neutral and cationic amino acids (with the exception of proline) in a Na(+)/Cl(-)-dependent manner.

From NCBI Gene:

  • Body mass index quantitative trait locus 11

From UniProt:

Genetic variations in SLC6A14 may be associated with obesity in some populations, as shown by significant differences in allele frequencies between obese and non-obese individuals.

Cytogenetic Location: Xq23, which is the long (q) arm of the X chromosome at position 23

Molecular Location: base pairs 116,436,579 to 116,461,458 on the X chromosome (Homo sapiens Annotation Release 108, GRCh38.p7) (NCBI)

Cytogenetic Location: Xq23, which is the long (q) arm of the X chromosome at position 23
  • BMIQ11