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Transporter Information:
Name: solute carrier family 22 (organic cation transporter), member 1-like
Symbol: SLC22A1L
TC: 2.A.1.2.4
Locations: 11p15.5
Aliases: BWR1A, TSSC5, ITM
GenBank: AF028738
Swiss-Prot: O14906
Accession Number: NM_002555
PubMed (9499412): Dao D, Frank D, Qian N, O'Keefe D, Vosatka RJ, Walsh CP, Tycko B. IMPT1, an imprinted gene similar to polyspecific transporter and multi-drugresistance genes.Hum Mol Genet. 1998 Apr;7(4):597-608. PMID: 9499412 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Human chromosome 11p15.5 and distal mouse chromosome 7 include a megabase-scale chromosomal domain with multiple genes subject to parental imprinting. Here we describe mouse and human versions of a novel imprinted gene, IMPT1 , which lies between IPL and p57 KIP2 and which encodes a predicted multi-membrane-spanning protein similar to bacterial and eukaryotic polyspecific metabolite transporter and multi-drug resistance pumps. Mouse Impt1 and human IMPT1 mRNAs are highly expressed in tissues with metabolite transport functions, including liver, kidney, intestine, extra-embryonic membranes and placenta, and there is strongly preferential expression of the maternal allele in various mouse tissues at fetal stages. In post-natal tissues there is persistent expression, but the allelic bias attenuates. An allelic expression bias is also observed in human fetal and post-natal tissues, but there is significant interindividual variation and rare somatic allele switching. The fact that Impt1 is relatively repressed on the paternal allele, together with data from other imprinted genes, allows a statistical conclusion that the primary effect of human chromosome 11p15.5/mouse distal chromosome 7 imprinting is domain-wide relative repression of genes on the paternal homolog. Dosage regulation of the metabolite transporter gene(s) by imprinting might regulate placental and fetal growth.

PubMed (9520460): Schwienbacher C, Sabbioni S, Campi M, Veronese A, Bernardi G, Menegatti A,Hatada I, Mukai T, Ohashi H, Barbanti-Brodano G, Croce CM, Negrini M. Transcriptional map of 170-kb region at chromosome 11p15.5: identification andmutational analysis of the BWR1A gene reveals the presence of mutations in tumorsamples.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998 Mar 31;95(7):3873-8. PMID: 9520460 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Chromosome region 11p15.5 harbors unidentified genes involved in neoplasms and in the genetic disease Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome. The genetic analysis of a 170-kb region at 11p15.5 between loci D11S601 and D11S679 resulted in the identification of six transcriptional units. Three genes, hNAP2, CDKN1C, and KVLQT1, are well characterized, whereas three genes are novel. The three additional genes were designated BWR1A, BWR1B, and BWR1C. Full-length cDNAs for these three genes were cloned and nucleotide sequences were determined. While our work was in progress, BWR1C cDNA was described as IPL [Qian, N., Franck, D., O'Keefe, D., Dao, D. , Zhao, L., Yuan, L., Wang, Q., Keating, M., Walsh, C. & Tycko, B. (1997) Hum. Mol. Genet. 6, 2021-2029]. The cloning and mapping of these genes together with the fine mapping of the three known genes indicates that the transcriptional map of this region is likely to be complete. Because this region frequently is altered in neoplasms and in the genetic disease Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, we carried out a mutational analysis in tumor cell lines and Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome samples that resulted in the identification of genetic alterations in the BWR1A gene: an insertion that introduced a stop codon in the breast cancer cell line BT549 and a point mutation in the rhabdomyosarcoma cell line TE125-T. These results indicate that BWR1A may play a role in tumorigenesis.