Protein Name solute carrier family 5 member 5
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 6528
Gene Symbol


UniProt Q92911 (SC5A5_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 268
Total Number of Articles : 475

solute carrier family 5 member 5

Gene Summary

This gene encodes a member of the sodium glucose cotransporter family. The encoded protein is responsible for the uptake of iodine in tissues such as the thyroid and lactating breast tissue. The iodine taken up by the thyroid is incorporated into the metabolic regulators triiodothyronine (T3) and tetraiodothyronine (T4). Mutations in this gene are associated with thyroid dyshormonogenesis 1.[provided by RefSeq, Sep 2009]

  • sodium/iodide cotransporter
  • Na(+)/I(-) cotransporter
  • Na(+)/I(-) symporter
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