Zinc is an essential cofactor for hundreds of enzymes. It is involved in protein, nucleic acid, carbohydrate, and lipid metabolism, as well as in the control of gene transcription, growth, development, and differentiation. SLC39A6 belongs to a subfamily of proteins that show structural characteristics of zinc transporters (Taylor and Nicholson, 2003 [PubMed 12659941]) [taken from NCBI Entrez Gene (Gene ID: 25800)].
estrogen-regulated protein LIV-1•
LIV-1 protein, estrogen regulated•
solute carrier family 39 (metal ion transporter), member 6•
solute carrier family 39 (zinc transporter), member 6•
Solute carrier family 39 member 6•
zrt- and Irt-like protein 6•