VMAT2 is involved in the ATP-dependent vesicular transport of biogenic amine neurotransmitters. pumps cytosolic monoamines including dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin, and histamine into synaptic vesicles. It is a requisite for vesicular amine storage prior to secretion via exocytosis.
Protein Aliases: MGC120477; MGC120478; MGC26538; monoamine neurotransmitter transporter; Monoamine transporter; solute carrier family 18 (vesicular monoamine transporter), member 2; solute carrier family 18 (vesicular monoamine), member 2; Solute carrier family 18 member 2; Synaptic vesicular amine transporter; VAT2; vesicle monoamine transporter type 2; vesicle monoamine/H+ antiporter; Vesicular amine transporter 2; vesicular monoamine transporter 2
Gene Aliases: 1110037L13Rik; 9330105E13; SLC18A2; SVAT; SVMT; VAT2; VMAT2
Molecular Function: secondary carrier transporter