Protein Name solute carrier family 18 member A2
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 6571
Gene Symbol

SLC18A2

UniProt Q05940 (VMAT2_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 231
Total Number of Articles : 351
Description

solute carrier family 18 member A2

Gene Summary

This gene encodes an transmembrane protein that functions as an ATP-dependent transporter of monoamines, such as dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin, and histamine. This protein transports amine neurotransmitters into synaptic vesicles. Polymorphisms in this gene may be associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other neurological/psychiatric ailments. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2018]

synonyms
  • synaptic vesicular amine transporter
  • monoamine neurotransmitter transporter
  • solute carrier family 18 (vesicular monoamine transporter), member 2
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Properties