solute carrier family 6 member 19

ENTREZID: 340024 | Type: NA | Map: 5p15.33

OMIM: 300335

Summary Entrez
This gene encodes a system B(0) transmembrane protein that actively transports most neutral amino acids across the apical membrane of epithelial cells. Mutations in this gene may result in Hartnup disorder, an inherited disease with symptoms such as pellagra, cerebellar ataxia, and psychosis. The expression and function of B0AT1 (SLC6A19) in intestinal cells depends on the presence of the accessory protein angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) which, among other functions, acts as a chaperone for membrane trafficking of B0AT1. The ACE2 is also the cellular receptor for severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and for SARS-CoV-2 that is causing the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2020]