Percent identity with other species by BLAST analysis: Human, Gorilla, Orangutan, Gibbon, Monkey, Marmoset, Mouse, Rat, Dog, Bat, Bovine, Hamster, Elephant, Panda, Horse, Rabbit (100%).
This gene is a member of the equilibrative nucleoside transporter family. The gene encodes a transmembrane glycoprotein that localizes to the plasma and mitochondrial membranes and mediates the cellular uptake of nucleosides from the surrounding medium. The protein is categorized as an equilibrative transporter that is sensitive to inhibition by nitrobenzylthioinosine. Nucleoside transporters are required for nucleotide synthesis in cells that lack de novo nucleoside synthesis pathways, and are also necessary for the uptake of cytotoxic nucleosides used for cancer and viral chemotherapies. Multiple alternatively spliced variants, encoding the same protein, have been found for this gene.
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Protein Aliases: Equilibrative NBMPR-sensitive nucleoside transporter; equilibrative nitrobenzylmercaptopurine riboside (NBMPR)-sensitive nucleoside transporter; Equilibrative nitrobenzylmercaptopurine riboside-sensitive nucleoside transporter; Equilibrative nucleoside transporter 1; HENT1; Nucleoside transporter, es-type; solute carrier family 29 (equilibrative nucleoside transporter), member 1; solute carrier family 29 (nucleoside transporters), member 1; Solute carrier family 29 member 1
Gene Aliases: ENT1; SLC29A1
UniProt ID: (Human) Q99808
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 2030
Molecular Function: transporter