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SLC29A1 / ENT1 is a member of the equilibrative nucleoside transporter family. The gene encodes a transmembrane glycoprotein that localizes to the plasma and mitochondrial membranes and mediates the cellular uptake of nucleosides from the surrounding medium. The protein is categorized as an equilibrative (as opposed to concentrative) transporter that is sensitive to inhibition by nitrobenzylthioinosine (NBMPR). Nucleoside transporters are required for nucleotide synthesis in cells that lack de novo nucleoside synthesis pathways, and are also necessary for the uptake of cytotoxic nucleosides used for cancer and viral chemotherapies. Multiple alternatively spliced variants, encoding the same protein, have been found for this gene.
|Gene Name:||solute carrier family 29 (equilibrative nucleoside transporter), member 1|
|Family/Subfamily:||Transporter , Equilibrative nucleoside transporter|
|Synonyms:||SLC29A1, ENT1, HENT1|
|Target Sequences:||NM_004955 NP_004946.1 Q99808|
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