Transports betaine and GABA. May have a role in regulation of GABAergic transmission in the brain through the reuptake of GABA into presynaptic terminals, as well as in osmotic regulation.
Protein Aliases: betaine/GABA transporter-1; BGT-1; gamma-aminobutyric acid transporter; Na(+)/Cl(-) betaine/GABA transporter; Sodium- and chloride-dependent betaine transporter; solute carrier family 6 (neurotransmitter transporter), member 12; solute carrier family 6 (neurotransmitter transporter, betaine/GABA), member 12; Solute carrier family 6 member 12
Gene Aliases: BGT-1; BGT1; GAT2; SLC6A12
UniProt ID: (Human) P48065
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 6539
Molecular Function: primary active transporter