Monocarboxylate transporter 7 (IPR030766)

Short name: MCT7

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships


Monocarboxylate transporter 7 (MCT7), also known as SLC16A6, belongs to the MCT family. The function of MCT7 is not clear.

Monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs) catalyse the proton-linked transport of monocarboxylates such as L-lactate, pyruvate, and the ketone bodies across the plasma membrane [PMID: 9425115, PMID: 22131303]. All of the MCT family (also known as SLC16 solute carrier family) members share conserved sequence motifs. They are are predicted to have 12-transmembrane helices (TMs) with intracellular C and N termini and a large cytosolic loop between TMs 6 and 7 [PMID: 22131303].

Contributing signatures

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