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Transporter Information:
Name: solute carrier family 7 (cationic amino acid transporter, y+ system), member 5
Symbol: SLC7A5
TC: 2.A.3.8.1
Locations: 16q24.3
Aliases: LAT1, E16, D16S469E, MPE16
GenBank: AF077866
Swiss-Prot: Q01650
Accession Number: NM_003486
PubMed (9751058): Mastroberardino L, Spindler B, Pfeiffer R, Skelly PJ, Loffing J, ShoemakerCB, Verrey F. Amino-acid transport by heterodimers of 4F2hc/CD98 and members of a permeasefamily.Nature. 1998 Sep 17;395(6699):288-91. PMID: 9751058 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Amino-acid transport across cellular plasma membranes depends on several parallel-functioning (co-)transporters and exchangers. The widespread transport system L accounts for a sodium-independent exchange of large, neutral amino acids, whereas the system y(+)L exchanges positively charged amino acids and/or neutral amino acids together with sodium. The molecular nature of these transporters remains unknown, although expression of the human cell-surface glycoprotein 4F2 heavy chain (h4F2hc; CD98 in the mouse) is known to induce low levels of L- and/or y(+)L-type transport. This glycoprotein is found in activated lymphocytes, together with an uncharacterized, disulphide-linked lipophilic light chain with an apparent relative molecular mass of 40,000 (M(r) 40K). Here we identify the permease-related protein E16 as the first light chain of h4F2hc and show that the resulting heterodimeric complex mediates L-type amino-acid transport. The homologous protein from Schistosoma mansoni, SPRM1, also associates covalently with coexpressed h4F2hc glycoprotein, although it induces amino-acid transport of different substrate specificity. The coexpression of h4F2hc is required for surface expression of these permease-related light chains, which belong to a new family of amino-acid transporters that form heterodimers with cell-surface glycoproteins.

>sp|Q01650|LAT1_HUMAN Large neutral amino acids transporter small subunit 1 OS=Homo sapiens GN=SLC7A5 PE=1 SV=2