SLC45A2

(redirected from Solute carrier family 45 member 2)

SLC45A2

A gene on chromosome 5p13.2 that encodes solute carrier family 45, member 2, which is a melanocyte differentiation antigen thought to transport substances required for melanin biosynthesis. It is expressed in most melanoma cell lines and melanocytes.

Molecular pathology
SLC45A2 mutation causes oculocutaneous albinism type 4.
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The longest transcript of SLC45A2 encodes a solute carrier family 45 member 2 (SLC45A2) protein composed of 530 amino acids long and has a molecular weight of ~58 kDa.

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