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SLCO1B3 solute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1B3

Also known as: LST3; HBLRR; LST-2; OATP8; OATP-8; OATP1B3; SLC21A8; LST-3TM13

Summary

This gene encodes a liver-specific member of the organic anion transporter family. The encoded protein is a transmembrane receptor that mediates the sodium-independent uptake of endogenous and xenobiotic compounds and plays a critical role in bile acid and bilirubin transport. Mutations in this gene are a cause of Rotor type hyperbilirubinemia. Alternative splicing of this gene and the use of alternative promoters results in transcript variants encoding different isoforms that differ in their tissue specificity. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2017]

Genomic context

Location:
12p12.2
Sequence:
Chromosome: 12; NC_000012.12 (20810704..20916911)
Total number of exons:
17

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