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Transporter Information:
Name: solute carrier family 15 (oligopeptide transporter), member 1
Symbol: SLC15A1
TC: 2.A.17.4.1
Locations: 13q33-q34
Aliases: PEPT1
GenBank: U13173
Swiss-Prot: P46059
Accession Number: NM_005073
PubMed (7896779): Liang R, Fei YJ, Prasad PD, Ramamoorthy S, Han H, Yang-Feng TL, Hediger MA,Ganapathy V, Leibach FH. Human intestinal H+/peptide cotransporter. Cloning, functional expression, andchromosomal localization.J Biol Chem. 1995 Mar 24;270(12):6456-63. PMID: 7896779 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

In mammalian small intestine, a H(+)-coupled peptide transporter is responsible for the absorption of small peptides arising from digestion of dietary proteins. Recently a cDNA clone encoding a H+/peptide cotransporter has been isolated from a rabbit intestinal cDNA library (Fei, Y.J., Kanai, Y., Nussberger, S., Ganapathy, V., Leibach, F.H., Romero, M.F., Singh, S.K., Boron, W. F., and Hediger, M. A. (1994) Nature 368, 563-566). Screening of a human intestinal cDNA library with a probe derived from the rabbit H+/peptide cotransporter cDNA resulted in the identification of a cDNA which when expressed in HeLa cells or in Xenopus laevis oocytes induced H(+)-dependent peptide transport activity. The predicted protein consists of 708 amino acids with 12 membrane-spanning domains and two putative sites for protein kinase C-dependent phosphorylation. The cDNA-induced transport process accepts dipeptides, tripeptides, and amino beta-lactam antibiotics but not free amino acids as substrates. The human H+/peptide cotransporter exhibits a high degree of homology (81% identity and 92% similarity) to the rabbit H+/peptide cotransporter. But surprisingly these transporters show only a weak homology to the H(+)-coupled peptide transport proteins present in bacteria and yeast. Chromosomal assignment studies with somatic cell hybrid analysis and in situ hybridization have located the gene encoding the cloned human H+/peptide cotransporter to chromosome 13 q33-->q34.

>sp|P46059|S15A1_HUMAN Solute carrier family 15 member 1 OS=Homo sapiens GN=SLC15A1 PE=2 SV=1