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Transporter Information:
Name: solute carrier family 30 (zinc transporter), member 7
Symbol: SLC30A7
TC: 2.A.4.4.3
Locations: 1p21.1
Aliases: ZnTL2, ZNT7
GenBank: AF233345
Swiss-Prot: Q8NEW0
Accession Number: NM_133496
PubMed (12446736): Kirschke CP, Huang L. ZnT7, a novel mammalian zinc transporter, accumulates zinc in the Golgiapparatus.J Biol Chem. 2003 Feb 7;278(6):4096-102. Epub 2002 Nov 21. PMID: 12446736 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

ZnT7, a novel member of the zinc transporter (ZnT) family, was identified by searching the expressed sequence tag (EST) databases with the amino acid sequence of ZnT1. Like the other ZnT proteins, the protein (387 amino acids) predicted from this gene contains six transmembrane domains and a histidine-rich loop between transmembrane domains IV and V. We show that Znt7 is widely transcribed in mouse tissues with abundant expression in the liver and small intestine and moderate expression in the kidney, spleen, brain, and lung. An affinity-purified antibody raised against the amino acids 299-315 of mouse ZnT7 specifically reacted with the proteins with apparent molecular masses of 85, 43, and 65 kDa in small intestine and lung tissues by Western blot analysis. Immunofluorescence microscope analysis reveals that ZnT7 is localized in the Golgi apparatus and cytoplasmic vesicles. Exposure of the ZnT7-expressing Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells to zinc causes an accumulation of zinc in the Golgi apparatus, suggesting that ZnT7 facilitates zinc transport from the cytoplasm into the Golgi apparatus.

>tr|Q8NEW0|Q8NEW0_HUMAN Zinc transporter ZnT-7 (Solute carrier family 30 (Zinc transporter), member 7) (Zinc transporter like 2) (Hypothetical protein DKFZp686D18111) - Homo sapiens (Human).