cDNA Cloning of the Human Monocarboxylate Transporter 1 and Chromosomal Localization of the SLC16A1 Locus to 1p13.2-p12

Christine Kim Garcia, Xu Li, Jac Luna, Uta Francke

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Lactate and pyruvate are transported across cell membranes by monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs). Here, we use the recently cloned DNA for hamster MCT1 to isolate cDNA and genomic clones for human MCT1. Comparison of the human and hamster amino acid sequences revealed that the proteins are 86% identical. The gene for human MCT1 (gene symbol, SLC16A1) was localized to human chromosome bands 1p13.2-p12 by PCR analysis of panels of human × rodent cell hybrid lines and by fluorescence chromosomal in situ hybridization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)500-503
Number of pages4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 1994

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