"Zinc Transporter 8" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A zinc efflux transporter highly expressed by ISLET CELLS of the pancreas. It functions in the accumulation of zinc in intracellular vesicles and may be involved in INSULIN maturation and storage processes. Variations in the SLC30A8 gene are associated with susceptibility to DIABETES MELLITUS, TYPE 2.
|Zinc Transporter 8
- Zinc Transporter 8
- ZnT-8 Protein
- ZnT 8 Protein
- Slc30A8 Protein
- Solute Carrier Family 30 Member 8 Protein
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Zinc Transporter 8" by people in Profiles.
Islet autoantigens: structure, function, localization, and regulation. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2012 Aug 01; 2(8).
Association of CDKAL1, IGF2BP2, CDKN2A/B, HHEX, SLC30A8, and KCNJ11 with susceptibility to type 2 diabetes in a Japanese population. Diabetes. 2008 Mar; 57(3):791-5.