BESTs transport cytosolic HCO3- to extracellular region

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R-HSA-2752067
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Reaction [transition]
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Homo sapiens
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Many Cl- channels such as CFTR, ClC, CaCC, and ligand-gated anion channels are permeable to bicarbonate (HCO3-) which is an important anion in the regulation of pH. Many tissues, including retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), utilize HCO3- transporters to mediate transport of HCO3-. Bestrophns 1-4 (BEST1-4, aka vitelliform macular dystrophy proteins) have high permeability to HCO3- (Hu & Hartzell 2008). Defective BEST1 may play a role in macular degeneration in the eye due to impaired HCO3- and Cl- conductance (Hu & Hartzell 2008).

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PubMed ID Title Journal Year
18400985 Bestrophin Cl- channels are highly permeable to HCO3-

Qu, Z, Hartzell, HC

Am. J. Physiol., Cell Physiol. 2008
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bicarbonate transmembrane transporter activity of BESTs [plasma membrane]

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