Vesicular glutamate transporter 1

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Aliases SLC17A7, BNPI, VGLUT1, solute carrier family 17 member 7
External IDs MGI: 1920211 HomoloGene: 113454 GeneCards: SLC17A7
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Species Human Mouse
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Location (UCSC) Chr 19: 49.43 – 49.44 Mb Chr 7: 45.16 – 45.18 Mb
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Vesicular glutamate transporter 1 (VGLUT1) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the SLC17A7 gene.[3][4][5]

The protein encoded by this gene is a vesicle-bound, sodium-dependent phosphate transporter that is specifically expressed in the neuron-rich regions of the brain. It is preferentially associated with the membranes of synaptic vesicles and functions in glutamate transport. The protein shares 82% identity with the differentiation-associated Na-dependent inorganic phosphate cotransporter and they appear to form a distinct class within the Na+/Pi cotransporter family.[5]

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  1. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  2. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  3. ^ Ni B, Du Y, Wu X, DeHoff BS, Rosteck PR Jr, Paul SM (Jul 1996). "Molecular cloning, expression, and chromosomal localization of a human brain-specific Na(+)-dependent inorganic phosphate cotransporter". J Neurochem. 66 (6): 2227–38. doi:10.1046/j.1471-4159.1996.66062227.x. PMID 8632143. 
  4. ^ Aihara Y, Mashima H, Onda H, Hisano S, Kasuya H, Hori T, Yamada S, Tomura H, Yamada Y, Inoue I, Kojima I, Takeda J (Jun 2000). "Molecular cloning of a novel brain-type Na(+)-dependent inorganic phosphate cotransporter". J Neurochem. 74 (6): 2622–5. doi:10.1046/j.1471-4159.2000.0742622.x. PMID 10820226. 
  5. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: SLC17A7 solute carrier family 17 (sodium-dependent inorganic phosphate cotransporter), member 7". 

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.