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Glucose Transporter Type 4

A glucose transport protein found in mature MUSCLE CELLS and ADIPOCYTES. It promotes transport of glucose from the BLOOD into target TISSUES. The inactive form of the protein is localized in CYTOPLASMIC VESICLES. In response to INSULIN, it is translocated to the PLASMA MEMBRANE where it facilitates glucose uptake.

Year introduced: 2006(1992)

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.157.530.500.500.937, D12.776.157.530.937.563.937, D12.776.543.585.500.500.937, D12.776.543.585.937.625.937

MeSH Unique ID: D051275

Entry Terms:

  • Insulin-Responsive Glucose Transporter
  • Glucose Transporter, Insulin-Responsive
  • Insulin Responsive Glucose Transporter
  • SLC2A4 Protein
  • Solute Carrier Family 2, Facilitated Glucose Transporter, Member 4 Protein
  • GLUT4 Protein
  • GLUT-4 Protein
  • GLUT 4 Protein

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