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Fructose transporter

The SLC2A5 gene encodes a monosaccharide tranporter with fructose affinity. If this transporter is deficient in intestinal brush border cells gastrointestinal symptoms may arise after consumption of significant amounts of fructose.


Clinic Method Carrier testing
Turnaround 5 days
Specimen type genomic DNA
Clinic Method Genomic sequencing of the entire coding region
Turnaround 25 days
Specimen type genomic DNA

Related Diseases:

Fructose malabsorption



Davidson NO et al. (1992) Human intestinal glucose transporter expression and localization of GLUT5.

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Burant CF et al. (1992) Fructose transporter in human spermatozoa and small intestine is GLUT5.

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Kayano T et al. (1990) Human facilitative glucose transporters. Isolation, functional characterization, and gene localization of cDNAs encoding an isoform (GLUT5) expressed in small intestine, kidney, muscle, and adipose tissue and an unusual glucose transporter pseudogene-like sequence (GLUT6).

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Jones HF et al. (2011) Intestinal fructose transport and malabsorption in humans.

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White PS et al. (1998) Physical mapping of the CA6, ENO1, and SLC2A5 (GLUT5) genes and reassignment of SLC2A5 to 1p36.2.

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OMIM.ORG article

Omim 138230 external link

NCBI article

NCBI 6518 external link

Wikipedia article

Wikipedia EN (GLUT5) external link
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