The SLC25A15 gene encodes the mitochondrial ornithine transporter, which transports ornithine across the inner mitochondrial membrane from the cytosol to the mitochondrial matrix. This is a vital step in the urea cycle, which serves to eliminate toxic ammonium ions from the breakdown of nitrogen.
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Protein Aliases: D13S327; HHH; Mitochondrial ornithine transporter 1; ORC1; ornithine transporter 1; ornithine transporter) member 15; ornithine transporter, mitochondrial 1; ORNT1; SLC25A15; solute carrier family 25 (mitochondrial carrier; ornithine transporter) member 15; Solute carrier family 25 member 15
Gene Aliases: Ab1-114; D13S327; D630044L02Rik; HHH; ORC1; ORNT1; SLC25A15; SP1855
Molecular Function: RNA binding protein amino acid transporter calcium-binding protein calmodulin intracellular calcium-sensing protein mitochondrial carrier protein nucleic acid binding ribosomal protein transfer/carrier protein transporter