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slc22a2

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Official Full Name
solute carrier family 22 (organic cation transporter), member 2
Background
Polyspecific organic cation transporters in the liver, kidney, intestine, and other organs are critical for elimination of many endogenous small organic cations as well as a wide array of drugs and environmental toxins. This gene is one of three similar cation transporter genes located in a cluster on chromosome 6. The encoded protein contains twelve putative transmembrane domains and is a plasma integral membrane protein. It is found primarily in the kidney, where it may mediate the first step in cation reabsorption.
Synonyms
SLC22A2; solute carrier family 22 (organic cation transporter), member 2; solute carrier family 22 member 2; OCT2; organic cation transporter 2; MGC32628; zgc:64076; wu:fc01b11; 2-Oct