Gene Protein Transcript Blast result Transcript specific probe-cluster
Gene information for SLC31A1 (Homo sapiens)
(Information is obtained from NCBI Gene database)
Entrez gene ID1317
Official gene symbolSLC31A1
Full namesolute carrier family 31 (copper transporters), member 1
Gene summaryCopper is an element essential for life, but excessive copper can be toxic or even lethal to the cell. Therefore, cells have developed sophisticated ways to maintain a critical copper balance, with the intake, export, and intracellular compartmentalization or buffering of copper strictly regulated. The 2 related genes ATP7A (MIM 300011) and ATP7B (MIM 606882), responsible for the human diseases Menkes syndrome (MIM 309400) and Wilson disease (MIM 277900), respectively, are involved in copper export. In S. cerevisiae, the copper uptake genes CTR1, CTR2, and CTR3 have been identified, and in human the CTR1 and CTR2 (MIM 603088) genes have been identified.[supplied by OMIM]
LocationChromosome: 9   Locus: 
Gene position115983808 - 116026772  Map Viewer
OMIM ID603085