Amino acid transporters play essential roles in the uptake of nutrients, production of energy, chemical metabolism, detoxification, and neurotransmitter cycling. SLC38A1 is an important transporter of glutamine, an intermediate in the detoxification of ammonia and the production of urea. Glutamine serves as a precursor for the synaptic transmitter, glutamate.
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Protein Aliases: Amino acid transporter A1; amino acid transporter system A1; Glutamine transporter; MNat2; N-system amino acid transporter 2; rATA1; S38A1; SNAT 1; Sodium-coupled neutral amino acid transporter 1; Solute carrier family 38 member 1; solute carrier family 38, member 1; System A amino acid transporter 1; System A transporter 2; System N amino acid transporter 1
Gene Aliases: AA408026; AA409865; AL022800; ATA1; AU015942; GlnT; NAT2; Sa2; SAT1; SLC38A1; SNAT1
Molecular Function: amino acid transporter