Recent Advances in the Role of SLC39A/ZIP Zinc Transporters In Vivo
AbstractZinc (Zn), which is an essential trace element, is involved in numerous mammalian physiological events; therefore, either a deficiency or excess of Zn impairs cellular machineries and influences physiological events, such as systemic growth, bone homeostasis, skin formation, immune responses, endocrine function, and neuronal function. Zn transporters are thought to mainly contribute to Zn homeostasis within cells and in the whole body. Recent genetic, cellular, and molecular studies of Zn transporters highlight the dynamic role of Zn as a signaling mediator linking several cellular events and signaling pathways. Dysfunction in Zn transporters causes various diseases. This review aims to provide an update of Zn transporters and Zn signaling studies and discusses the remaining questions and future directions by focusing on recent progress in determining the roles of SLC39A/ZIP family members in vivo. View Full-Text
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Takagishi, T.; Hara, T.; Fukada, T. Recent Advances in the Role of SLC39A/ZIP Zinc Transporters In Vivo. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 2708.
Takagishi T, Hara T, Fukada T. Recent Advances in the Role of SLC39A/ZIP Zinc Transporters In Vivo. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017; 18(12):2708.Chicago/Turabian Style
Takagishi, Teruhisa; Hara, Takafumi; Fukada, Toshiyuki. 2017. "Recent Advances in the Role of SLC39A/ZIP Zinc Transporters In Vivo." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 12: 2708.
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