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OSTalpha Essential component of the Ost-alpha/Ost-beta complex, a heterodimer that acts as the intestinal basolateral transporter responsible for bile acid export from enterocytes into portal blood. Efficiently transports the major species of bile acids. Belongs to the OST-alpha family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Membrane protein, integral; Membrane protein, multi-pass
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 3q29
Cellular Component: endoplasmic reticulum membrane; integral component of membrane; plasma membrane; protein complex
Molecular Function: protein heterodimerization activity; protein homodimerization activity; transporter activity
Biological Process: bile acid and bile salt transport; transport
Reference #:  Q86UW1 (UniProtKB)
Alt. Names/Synonyms: MGC39807; organic solute transporter alpha; Organic solute transporter subunit alpha; OST-alpha; OSTA; OSTalpha
Gene Symbols: SLC51A
Molecular weight: 37,735 Da
Basal Isoelectric point: 8.89  Predict pI for various phosphorylation states
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