This gene is a member of the vesicular amine transporter family. The encoded transmembrane protein transports acetylcholine into secretory vesicles for release into the extracellular space. Acetylcholine transport utilizes a proton gradient established by a vacuolar ATPase. This gene is located within the first intron of the choline acetyltransferase gene.
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Protein Aliases: MGC12716; solute carrier family 18 (vesicular acetylcholine transporter), member 3; solute carrier family 18 (vesicular acetylcholine), member 3; solute carrier family 18 (vesicular monoamine) member 3; Solute carrier family 18 member 3; solute carrier family 18, member 3; VAChT; Vesicular acetylcholine transporter
Gene Aliases: rVAT; SLC18A3; VACHT; VAT
Molecular Function: secondary carrier transporter