The SLC17 gene family encode proteins which are organic anion transporters. There are three distinct subfamilies within SLC17; vesicular glutamate transporters (VGLUT1-3 encoded by SLC17A7,6 and 8), type I Na+-coupled phosphate co-transporters (encoded by SLC17A1-4) and a proton-coupled sialic acid co-transporter (encoded by SLC17A5) (Reimer RJ and Edwards RH, 2004).
Two members of the SLC5 gene family encode carboxylate transporters, SMCT1 and SMCT2 (Ganapathy V et al, 2008).
|12811560||Organic anion transport is the primary function of the SLC17/type I phosphate transporter family||Pflugers Arch||2004|
|18446519||Sodium-coupled monocarboxylate transporters in normal tissues and in cancer||AAPS J||2008|