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slc15a1

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Official Full Name
solute carrier family 15 (oligopeptide transporter), member 1
Background
This gene encodes an intestinal hydrogen peptide cotransporter that is a member of the solute carrier family 15. The encoded protein is localized to the brush border membrane of the intestinal epithelium and mediates the uptake of di- and tripeptides from the lumen into the enterocytes. This protein plays an important role in the uptake and digestion of dietary proteins. This protein also facilitates the absorption of numerous peptidomimetic drugs.
Synonyms
SLC15A1; solute carrier family 15 (oligopeptide transporter), member 1; solute carrier family 15 member 1; bA551M18.1.1 (solute carrier family 15 (oligopeptide transporter) member 1); HPECT1; HPEPT1; PEPT1; peptide transporter HPEPT1; solute carrier family 15 oligopeptide transporter member 1; small intestine isoform; +peptide cotransporter; Human peptide transporter (HPEPT1) mRNA complete cds; Intestinal H; Intestinal H(+)/peptide cotransporter; Oligopeptide transporter; Oligopeptide transporter small intestine isoform; Peptide transporter 1; S15A1_HUMAN; Solute carrier family 15 (oligopeptide transporter) member 1; OTTHUMP00000018599; Caco-2 oligopeptide transporter; intestinal H+/peptide cotransporter; macrophage oligopeptide transporter PEPT1; oligopeptide transporter, small intestine isoform; peptide transporter PepT1; macrophage oligopeptide transpor