Divalent cation transport and susceptibility to infectious and autoimmune disease: continuation of the Ity/Lsh/Bcg/Nramp1/Slc11a1 gene story

Jenefer Blackwell, S. Searle, H. Mohamed, J.K. White

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Abstract

Solute carrier family 11 member a1 (Slc11a1), formerly known as Nramp1/Ity/Lsh/Bcg, is a proton/divalent cation antiporter that regulates susceptibility to infectious and autoimmune disease. Here we review recent studies on (1) the role of Slc11a1 in iron metabolism and iron recycling in macrophages: (2) the use of mouse breeding and introgression of knockouts onto Slc11a1 congenic backgrounds for genes encoding the multiple pleiotropic functions associated with Slc11a1 and (3) associations/linkages of SLC11A1 with human disease and how these relate to functional promoter region polymorphisms. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-203
JournalImmunology Letters
Volume85
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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