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Solute carrier family 30
Zinc functions as a cofactor for numerous enzymes, nuclear factors, and hormones and as an intra- and intercellular signal ion. Members of the zinc transporter (ZNT)/SLC30 subfamily of the cation diffusion facilitator family, such as SLC30A6, permit cellular efflux of zinc (Seve et al., 2004 [PubMed 15154973]).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008] (from
Lovell et al., Lexington, United States. In Brain Pathol, 2010
our results suggest that alterations in Zn transport proteins ZnT-1, ZnT-4 and ZnT-6 may contribute to the pathology observed in preclinical Alzheimer's disease subjects before onset of clinical symptoms