TCDB is operated by the Saier Lab Bioinformatics Group
Transporter Information:
Name: solute carrier family 38, member 1
Symbol: SLC38A1
TC: 2.A.18.6.1
Locations: 12q12-q13.11
Aliases: ATA1, NAT2, SAT1
GenBank: AF271070
Swiss-Prot: Q9H2Q2
Accession Number: NM_030674
PubMed (10891391): Wang H, Huang W, Sugawara M, Devoe LD, Leibach FH, Prasad PD, Ganapathy V. Cloning and functional expression of ATA1, a subtype of amino acid transporterA, from human placenta.Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2000 Jul 14;273(3):1175-9. PMID: 10891391 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

This report describes the primary structure and functional characteristics of human ATA1, a subtype of the amino acid transport system A. The human ATA1 cDNA was isolated from a placental cDNA library. The cDNA codes for a protein of 487 amino acids with 11 putative transmembrane domains. The transporter mRNA ( approximately 9.0 kb) is expressed most prominently in the placenta and heart, but detectable level of expression is evident in other tissues including the brain. When expressed heterologously in mammalian cells, the cloned transporter mediates Na(+)-coupled transport of the system A-specific model substrate alpha-(methylamino)isobutyric acid. The transport process is saturable with a Michaelis-Menten constant of 0. 89 +/- 0.12 mM. The Na(+):amino acid stoichiometry is 1:1 as deduced from the Na(+)-activation kinetics. The transporter is specific for small short-chain neutral amino acids. The gene for the transporter is located on human chromosome 12.