Alternative names for SLC47A1 antibody
MATE1, Multidrug and toxin extrusion protein 1, MATE-1, Solute carrier family 47 member 1
Western blot / Immunoblot (WB), Enzyme Immunoassay (E), Paraffin Sections (P)
Background of SLC47A1 antibody
Transporters are expressed in a wide variety of tissues where they perform the critical function of enabling anionic and cationic chemicals of exogenous and endogenous origin to cross otherwise impermeable cell membranes. The multidrug and toxin extrusion (MATE) transporters mediate cellular efflux of a variety of organic cations, including many drugs, and are involved in excretion of toxic electrolytes through urine and bile. Members of the MATE family share homology with the bacterial MATE protein family, which is responsible for drug resistance. MATE1 (multidrug and toxin extrusion protein 1), also known as SLC47A1, is a 570 amino acid multi-pass membrane protein that predominantly localizes to the plasma membrane but is also found in intracellular organelles. Expressed in adrenal gland, and to a lower extent in liver, skeletal muscle and kidney, MATE1 is responsible for the secretion of cationic drugs across the brush border membranes. MATE1 exists as three isoforms, which are produced by alternative splicing events.
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