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solute carrier family 39 (zinc transporter), member 4
This gene encodes a member of the zinc/iron-regulated transporter-like protein (ZIP) family. The transmembrane protein is required for zinc uptake in the intestine. Mutations in this gene result in acrodermatitis enteropathica, a rare inherited defect in the absorption of dietary zinc. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
SLC39A4; solute carrier family 39 (zinc transporter), member 4; zinc transporter ZIP4; ZIP-4; mAWMS2; zrt- and Irt-like protein 4; activated in W/Wv mouse stomach 2; solute carrier family 39 member 4; ZIP4; AWMS2; AU041686; 1600025H15Rik