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Solute carrier family 6 (neurotransmitter transporter), member 6
Symbols SLC6A6 ; TAUT
External IDs OMIM186854 MGI98488 HomoloGene2291 ChEMBL: 5762 GeneCards: SLC6A6 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 6533 21366
Ensembl ENSG00000131389 ENSMUSG00000030096
UniProt P31641 O35316
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001134367 NM_009320
RefSeq (protein) NP_001127839 NP_033346
Location (UCSC) Chr 3:
14.4 – 14.49 Mb
Chr 6:
91.68 – 91.76 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Sodium- and chloride-dependent taurine transporter is a protein that in humans is encoded by the SLC6A6 gene.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Ramamoorthy S, Leibach FH, Mahesh VB, Han H, Yang-Feng T, Blakely RD, Ganapathy V (Jul 1994). "Functional characterization and chromosomal localization of a cloned taurine transporter from human placenta". Biochem J 300 (3): 893–900. PMC 1138249. PMID 8010975. 
  2. ^ Jhiang SM, Fithian L, Smanik P, McGill J, Tong Q, Mazzaferri EL (Mar 1993). "Cloning of the human taurine transporter and characterization of taurine uptake in thyroid cells". FEBS Lett 318 (2): 139–44. doi:10.1016/0014-5793(93)80008-I. PMID 8382624. 
  3. ^ "Entrez Gene: SLC6A6 solute carrier family 6 (neurotransmitter transporter, taurine), member 6". 

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