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Slc18a2

Official Full Name
solute carrier family 18 (vesicular monoamine transporter), member 2
Background
The vesicular monoamine transporter acts to accumulate cytosolic monoamines into synaptic vesicles, using the proton;gradient maintained across the synaptic vesicular membrane. Its proper function is essential to the correct activity;of the monoaminergic systems that have been implicated in several human neuropsychiatric disorders. The transporter is;a site of action of important drugs, including reserpine and tetrabenazine (summary by Peter et al., 1993 (PubMed;7905859)). See also SLC18A1 (MIM 193002).
Synonyms
SLC18A2; solute carrier family 18 (vesicular monoamine), member 2; VMAT2; synaptic vesicular amine transporter; SVAT; SVMT; monoamine transporter; vesicular amine transporter 2; vesicle monoamine/H+ antiporter; solute carrier family 18 member 2; vesicle m; vesicle monoamine transporter type 2; monoamine neurotransmitter transporter; VAT2; MGC26538; MGC120477; MGC120478; solute carrier family 18 (vesicular monoamine transporter), member 2

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