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Transporter Information:
Name: solute carrier family 37 (glycerol-6-phosphate transporter), member 4
Symbol: SLC37A4
Locations: 11q23.3
Aliases: GSD1b, SLC37A4
GenBank: Y15409
Accession Number: NM_001467
Old Name: glucose-6-phosphatase, transport (glucose-6-phosphate) protein 1
PubMed (9428641): Gerin I, Veiga-da-Cunha M, Achouri Y, Collet JF, Van Schaftingen E. Sequence of a putative glucose 6-phosphate translocase, mutated in glycogenstorage disease type Ib.FEBS Lett. 1997 Dec 15;419(2-3):235-8. PMID: 9428641 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

We report the sequence of a human cDNA that encodes a 46 kDa transmembrane protein homologous to bacterial transporters for phosphate esters. This protein presents at its carboxy terminus the consensus motif for retention in the endoplasmic reticulum. Northern blots of rat tissues indicate that the corresponding mRNA is mostly expressed in liver and kidney. In two patients with glycogen storage disease type Ib, mutations were observed that either replaced a conserved Gly to Cys or introduced a premature stop codon. The encoded protein is therefore most likely the glucose 6-phosphate translocase that is functionally associated with glucose-6-phosphatase.

PubMed (9463334): Annabi B, Hiraiwa H, Mansfield BC, Lei KJ, Ubagai T, Polymeropoulos MH,Moses SW, Parvari R, Hershkovitz E, Mandel H, Fryman M, Chou JY. The gene for glycogen-storage disease type 1b maps to chromosome 11q23.Am J Hum Genet. 1998 Feb;62(2):400-5. PMID: 9463334 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Glycogen-storage disease type 1 (GSD-1), also known as "von Gierke disease," is caused by a deficiency in microsomal glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase) activity. There are four distinct subgroups of this autosomal recessive disorder: 1a, 1b, 1c, and 1d. All share the same clinical manifestations, which are caused by abnormalities in the metabolism of glucose-6-phosphate (G6P). However, only GSD-1b patients suffer infectious complications, which are due to both the heritable neutropenia and the functional deficiencies of neutrophils and monocytes. Whereas G6Pase deficiency in GSD-1a patients arises from mutations in the G6Pase gene, this gene is normal in GSD-1b patients, indicating a separate locus for the disorder in the 1b subgroup. We now report the linkage of the GSD-1b locus to genetic markers spanning a 3-cM region on chromosome 11q23. Eventual molecular characterization of this disease will provide new insights into the genetic bases of G6P metabolism and neutrophil-monocyte dysfunction.