Official Full Name
solute carrier family 39 (zinc transporter), member 7
Zinc is an essential cofactor for more than 50 classes of enzymes. It is involved in protein, nucleic acid, carbohydrate, and lipid metabolism, as well as in the control of gene transcription, growth, development, and differentiation. Zinc cannot passively diffuse across cell membranes and requires specific transporters, such as SLC39A7, to enter the cytosol from both the extracellular environment and from intracellular storage compartments.
SLC39A7; solute carrier family 39 (zinc transporter), member 7; HKE4, HLA class II region expressed gene KE4; zinc transporter SLC39A7; D6S2244E; H2 KE4; KE4; RING5; ZIP7; D6S115E; Histidine rich membrane protein Ke4; Histidine-rich membrane protein Ke4; HKE4; HLA class II region expressed gene KE4; Ke4 gene mouse, human homolog of; Really interesting new gene 5 protein; S39A7_HUMAN; Solute carrier family 39 member 7; solute carrier family 39 zinc transporter member 7; Ke4 gene, mouse, human homolog of; H2-KE4; id:ibd5081; wu:fc28c09; zrt-, Irt-like protein 7