Name:Neutral amino acid transporter B(0) Target Synonym:ATB(0),Baboon M7 virus receptor,RD114/simian type D retrovirus receptor,Sodium-dependent neutral amino acid transporter type 2,Solute carrier family 1 member 5,ASCT2,M7V1,RDRC
Number of Launched Drugs:0 Number of Drugs in Clinical Trials:1 Lastest Research Phase:Preclinical
Sodium-dependent amino acids transporter(SLC1A5) that has a broad substrate specificity, with a preference for zwitterionic amino acids. It accepts as substrates all neutral amino acids, including glutamine, asparagine, and branched-chain and aromatic amino acids, and excludes methylated, anionic, and cationic amino acids. Through binding of the fusogenic protein syncytin-1/ERVW-1 may mediate trophoblasts syncytialization, the spontaneous fusion of their plasma membranes, an essential process in placental development (PubMed:10708449, PubMed:23492904).