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Official Full Name
solute carrier family 2 (facilitated glucose transporter), member 10
Background
Glucose transporters (GLUT or SLC2A family) are a family of membrane proteins found in most mammalian cells. GLUTs are integral membrane proteins that contain 12 membrane-spanning helices with both the amino and carboxyl termini exposed on the cytoplasmic side of the plasma membrane. GLUT proteins transport glucose and related hexoses according to a model of alternate conformation, which predicts that the transporter exposes a single substrate binding site toward either the outside or the inside of the cell. Binding of glucose to one site provokes a conformational change associated with transport, and releases glucose to the other side of the membrane. The inner and outer glucose-binding sites are, it seems, located in transmembrane segments 9, 10, 11; also, the QLS motif located in the seventh transmembrane segment could be involved in the selection and affinity of transported substrate.
Synonyms
SLC2A10; solute carrier family 2 (facilitated glucose transporter), member 10; ATS; GLUT10; MGC126706; solute carrier family 2, facilitated glucose transporter member 10; GLUT-10; glucose transporter type 10; ATS, GLUT10, MGC126706, SLC2A10; zgc:171488; zglut10; facilitative glucose transporter variant 1

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