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Gene: SLC6A4 (solute carrier family 6 member 4) Homo sapiens
Symbol: SLC6A4
Name: solute carrier family 6 member 4
Description: This gene encodes an integral membrane protein that transports the neurotransmitter serotonin from synaptic spaces into presynaptic neurons. The encoded protein terminates the action of serotonin and recycles it in a sodium-dependent manner. This protein is a target of psychomotor stimulants, such as amphetamines and cocaine, and is a member of the sodium:neurotransmitter symporter family. A repeat length polymorphism in the promoter of this gene has been shown to affect the rate of serotonin uptake. There have been conflicting results in the literature about the possible effect, if any, that this polymorphism may play in behavior and depression. [provided by RefSeq, May 2019]
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: 5-HTT; 5-HTTLPR; 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin) transporter; 5-hydroxytryptamine transporter; 5HT transporter; 5HTT; hSERT; HTT; Na+/Cl- dependent serotonin transporter; obsessive-compulsive disorder 1; OCD1; serotonin transporter 1; SERT; SERT1; sodium-dependent serotonin transporter; solute carrier family 6 (neurotransmitter transporter), member 4; solute carrier family 6 (neurotransmitter transporter, serotonin), member 4; solute carrier family 6, member 4
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Slc6a4 (solute carrier family 6 (neurotransmitter transporter, serotonin), member 4)  MGI  Alliance
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat) : Slc6a4 (solute carrier family 6 member 4)  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Slc6a4 (solute carrier family 6 member 4)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : SLC6A4 (solute carrier family 6 member 4)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : SLC6A4 (solute carrier family 6 member 4)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Slc6a4 (solute carrier family 6 member 4)
Sus scrofa (pig) : SLC6A4 (solute carrier family 6 member 4)
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Allele / Splice: See ClinVar data
Latest Assembly: GRCh38 - Human Genome Assembly GRCh38
Human AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCh381730,194,319 - 30,235,697 (-)NCBIGRCh38GRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh371728,521,337 - 28,562,986 (-)NCBIGRCh37GRCh37hg19GRCh37
Build 361725,549,032 - 25,586,841 (-)NCBINCBI36hg18NCBI36
Build 341725,549,031 - 25,586,831NCBI
Celera1725,385,103 - 25,424,627 (-)NCBI
Cytogenetic Map17q11.2NCBI
HuRef1724,731,684 - 24,773,327 (-)NCBIHuRef
CHM1_11728,583,810 - 28,625,471 (-)NCBICHM1_1
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Nomenclature History
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Alliance Gene
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JBrowse: hg19 hg38
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CRRD Object Information
CRRD ID: 732932
Created: 2004-01-12
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2019-10-08
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.