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Sialic acid transporter C

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The sialic acid transporter is expressed on both lysosomes and synaptic vesicles, where it appears to allow export of sialic acid and accumulation of acidic amino acids, respectively [1], driven by proton gradients. In lysosomes, degradation of glycoproteins generates amino acids and sugar residues, which are metabolized further following export from the lysosome.

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AST (Sialin / SLC17A5) C Show summary »

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How to cite this family page

Database page citation:

Sialic acid transporter. Accessed on 14/08/2022. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY, http://www.guidetopharmacology.org/GRAC/FamilyDisplayForward?familyId=190.

Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY citation:

Alexander SP, Kelly E, Mathie A, Peters JA, Veale EL et al. (2021) THE CONCISE GUIDE TO PHARMACOLOGY 2021/22: Transporters. Br J Pharmacol. 178 Suppl 1:S412-S513.