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What is the official name of the SLC30A10 gene?
The official name of this gene is “solute carrier family 30, member 10.”
SLC30A10 is the gene's official symbol. The SLC30A10 gene is also known by other names, listed below.
Read more about gene names and symbols on the About page.
What is the normal function of the SLC30A10 gene?
The SLC30A10 gene provides instructions for making a protein that transports the element manganese across cell membranes. Manganese is important for many cellular functions, but large amounts are toxic, particularly to brain and liver cells. The SLC30A10 protein is found in the membranes surrounding liver cells and nerve cells in the brain, as well as in the membranes of structures within these cells. The protein protects these cells from high concentrations of manganese by removing manganese when levels become elevated.
Does the SLC30A10 gene share characteristics with other genes?
The SLC30A10 gene belongs to a family of genes called SLC (solute carriers).
A gene family is a group of genes that share important characteristics. Classifying individual genes into families helps researchers describe how genes are related to each other. For more information, see What are gene families? in the Handbook.
How are changes in the SLC30A10 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the SLC30A10 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 1q41
Molecular Location on chromosome 1: base pairs 219,913,918 to 219,959,314
The SLC30A10 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 1 at position 41.
More precisely, the SLC30A10 gene is located from base pair 219,913,918 to base pair 219,959,314 on chromosome 1.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about SLC30A10?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about SLC30A10 helpful.
You may also be interested in these resources, which are designed for genetics professionals and researchers.
What other names do people use for the SLC30A10 gene or gene products?
See How are genetic conditions and genes named? in the Handbook.
Where can I find general information about genes?
The Handbook provides basic information about genetics in clear language.
These links provide additional genetics resources that may be useful.
What glossary definitions help with understanding SLC30A10?
You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.
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The resources on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Users seeking information about a personal genetic disease, syndrome, or condition should consult with a qualified healthcare professional. See How can I find a genetics professional in my area? in the Handbook.