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SLC41 family of divalent cation transporters C

Unless otherwise stated all data on this page refer to the human proteins. Gene information is provided for human (Hs), mouse (Mm) and rat (Rn).


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By analogy with bacterial orthologues, this family is probably magnesium transporters. The prokaryote orthologue, MgtE, is responsible for uptake of divalent cations, while the heterologous expression studies of mammalian proteins suggest Mg2+ efflux [3], possibly as a result of co-expression of particular protein partners (see [4]). Topological modelling suggests 10 TM domains with cytoplasmic C- and N- termini.


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MgtE (Solute carrier family 41 member 1 / SLC41A1) C Show summary »

Solute carrier family 41 member 2 / SLC41A2 C Show summary »

Solute carrier family 41 member 3 / SLC41A3 Show summary »

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How to cite this family page

Database page citation:

SLC41 family of divalent cation transporters. Accessed on 21/06/2024. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,

Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY citation:

Alexander SPH, Fabbro D, Kelly E, Mathie AA, Peters JA, Veale EL, Armstrong JF, Faccenda E, Harding SD, Davies JA et al. (2023) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2023/24: Transporters. Br J Pharmacol. 180 Suppl 2:S374-469.