Solute carrier family 2, facilitated glucose transporter member 9 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the SLC2A9gene.
This gene encodes a member of the SLC2A facilitative glucose transporter family. Members of this family play a significant role in maintaining glucose homeostasis. The encoded protein may play a role in the development and survival of chondrocytes in cartilage matrices. Two transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been identified for this gene.
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