Gene Symbol: Slc39a8
Description: solute carrier family 39 member 8
Alias: zinc transporter ZIP8, ZIP-8, solute carrier family 39 (metal ion transporter), member 8, solute carrier family 39 (zinc transporter), member 8, zrt- and Irt-like protein 8
Species: rat
Products:     Slc39a8

Top Publications

  1. Begum N, Kobayashi M, Moriwaki Y, Matsumoto M, Toyoshima K, Seya T. Mycobacterium bovis BCG cell wall and lipopolysaccharide induce a novel gene, BIGM103, encoding a 7-TM protein: identification of a new protein family having Zn-transporter and Zn-metalloprotease signatures. Genomics. 2002;80:630-45 pubmed
    ..Here we present a collection of these proteins and discuss the functional aspects of BIGM103, based on our results and current findings on two members of the family, Drosophila Catsup and Arabidopsis IAR1...
  2. Dalton T, He L, Wang B, Miller M, Jin L, Stringer K, et al. Identification of mouse SLC39A8 as the transporter responsible for cadmium-induced toxicity in the testis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005;102:3401-6 pubmed
    ..demonstrated a 400-kb haplotype block consistent with the Cd-induced toxicity phenotype; in this region is the Slc39a8 gene encoding a member of the solute-carrier superfamily...
  3. Fujishiro H, Doi M, Enomoto S, Himeno S. High sensitivity of RBL-2H3 cells to cadmium and manganese: an implication of the role of ZIP8. Metallomics. 2011;3:710-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, RBL-2H3 cells may serve as a good model for clarifying the mechanisms of Cd and Mn transport via ZIP8. ..
  4. Wang C, Jenkitkasemwong S, Duarte S, Sparkman B, Shawki A, Mackenzie B, et al. ZIP8 is an iron and zinc transporter whose cell-surface expression is up-regulated by cellular iron loading. J Biol Chem. 2012;287:34032-43 pubmed publisher
    ZIP8 (SLC39A8) belongs to the ZIP family of metal-ion transporters. Among the ZIP proteins, ZIP8 is most closely related to ZIP14, which can transport iron, zinc, manganese, and cadmium...
  5. Lane D, Merlot A, Huang M, Bae D, Jansson P, Sahni S, et al. Cellular iron uptake, trafficking and metabolism: Key molecules and mechanisms and their roles in disease. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2015;1853:1130-44 pubmed publisher
    ..g., Friedreich's ataxia. Increased knowledge of the molecules and their mechanisms of action in iron processing pathways (e.g., ISC biogenesis) will shape the investigation of iron metabolism in human health and disease. ..
  6. Gao Y, Xu Y, Wu D, Yu F, Yang L, Yao Y, et al. Progressive silencing of the zinc transporter Zip8 (Slc39a8) in chronic cadmium-exposed lung epithelial cells. Acta Biochim Biophys Sin (Shanghai). 2017;49:444-449 pubmed publisher
  7. Fujishiro H, Ohashi T, Takuma M, Himeno S. Suppression of ZIP8 expression is a common feature of cadmium-resistant and manganese-resistant RBL-2H3 cells. Metallomics. 2013;5:437-44 pubmed publisher
    ..involved in the uptake of Cd(2+) and Mn(2+), the expression of ZIP8 (Zrt-, Irt-related protein 8), encoded by Slc39a8, showed a marked suppression in both RBL-Cdr and RBL-Mnr cells...
  8. Ding D, Salvi R, Roth J. Cellular localization and developmental changes of Zip8, Zip14 and transferrin receptor 1 in the inner ear of rats. Biometals. 2014;27:731-44 pubmed publisher
  9. Bogdan A, Miyazawa M, Hashimoto K, Tsuji Y. Regulators of Iron Homeostasis: New Players in Metabolism, Cell Death, and Disease. Trends Biochem Sci. 2016;41:274-286 pubmed publisher
    ..We also discuss emerging roles of iron in apoptosis and a novel iron-dependent cell death pathway termed 'ferroptosis', the dysregulation of iron metabolism in human pathologies, and the use of iron chelators in cancer therapy. ..