Gene Symbol: ZnT3
Description: solute carrier family 30 member 3
Alias: ZnT3, zinc transporter 3, solute carrier family 30 (zinc transporter), member 3, solute carrier family 30 protein, zinc transporter ZnT-3, znT-3
Species: rat
Products:     ZnT3

Top Publications

  1. Cole T, Wenzel H, Kafer K, Schwartzkroin P, Palmiter R. Elimination of zinc from synaptic vesicles in the intact mouse brain by disruption of the ZnT3 gene. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1999;96:1716-21 pubmed
    The mammalian protein ZnT3 resides on synaptic vesicle membranes of zinc-containing neurons, suggesting its possible role in vesicular zinc transport...
  2. Salazar G, Craige B, Love R, Kalman D, Faundez V. Vglut1 and ZnT3 co-targeting mechanisms regulate vesicular zinc stores in PC12 cells. J Cell Sci. 2005;118:1911-21 pubmed
    ..in AP-3 deficiencies, in which synaptic vesicle zinc is depleted because the synaptic-vesicle-specific zinc transporter 3 does not reach synaptic vesicles...
  3. Falcon Perez J, Dell Angelica E. Zinc transporter 2 (SLC30A2) can suppress the vesicular zinc defect of adaptor protein 3-depleted fibroblasts by promoting zinc accumulation in lysosomes. Exp Cell Res. 2007;313:1473-83 pubmed
    ..A survey of the expression and localization of zinc transporter (ZnT) family members identified ZnT2, ZnT3, and ZnT4 as likely mediators of vesicular zinc accumulation in M1 cells...
  4. Salazar G, Falcon Perez J, Harrison R, Faundez V. SLC30A3 (ZnT3) oligomerization by dityrosine bonds regulates its subcellular localization and metal transport capacity. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e5896 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we described a novel oligomerization mechanism affecting solute carrier family 30 member 3/zinc transporter 3 (SLC30A3/ZnT3). Oligomerization was mediated by intermolecular covalent dityrosine bonds...
  5. Ni H, Jiang Y, Xiao Z, Tao L, Jin M, Wu X. Dynamic pattern of gene expression of ZnT-1, ZnT-3 and PRG-1 in rat brain following flurothyl-induced recurrent neonatal seizures. Toxicol Lett. 2010;194:86-93 pubmed publisher
  6. Petersen A, Smidt K, Magnusson N, Moore F, Egefjord L, Rungby J. siRNA-mediated knock-down of ZnT3 and ZnT8 affects production and secretion of insulin and apoptosis in INS-1E cells. APMIS. 2011;119:93-102 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the effect of the zinc transporters ZnT3 and ZnT8 on insulin metabolism and apoptosis...
  7. Tian T, Ni H, Sun B. Neurobehavioral Deficits in a Rat Model of Recurrent Neonatal Seizures Are Prevented by a Ketogenic Diet and Correlate with Hippocampal Zinc/Lipid Transporter Signals. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2015;167:251-8 pubmed publisher
    ..cognitive deficits, as well as if KD has any influence in the activity of zinc/lipid transporters such as zinc transporter 3 (ZnT-3), MT-3, ApoE, ApoJ (clusterin), and ACAT-1 activities in neonatal rats submitted to flurothyl-induced ..
  8. Hildebrand M, Phillips A, Mullen S, Adlard P, Hardies K, Damiano J, et al. Loss of synaptic Zn2+ transporter function increases risk of febrile seizures. Sci Rep. 2015;5:17816 pubmed publisher
    ..Synaptic Zn(2+) is co-released with glutamate and modulates neuronal excitability. SLC30A3 encodes the zinc transporter 3 (ZNT3), which is primarily responsible for moving Zn(2+) into synaptic vesicles...
  9. Ni H, Jiang Y, Tao L, Jin M, Wu X. ZnT-1, ZnT-3, CaMK II, PRG-1 expressions in hippocampus following neonatal seizure-induced cognitive deficit in rats. Toxicol Lett. 2009;184:145-50 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest that the long-term adverse effects of recurrent neonatal seizures on cognition and mossy fiber sprouting may be associated with the down-regulated expression of ZnT-1 and CaMK II in hippocampus. ..

More Information


  1. Patrushev N, Seidel Rogol B, Salazar G. Angiotensin II requires zinc and downregulation of the zinc transporters ZnT3 and ZnT10 to induce senescence of vascular smooth muscle cells. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e33211 pubmed publisher
    ..that Ang II-induced senescence is a zinc-dependent pathway mediated by the downregulation of the zinc transporters ZnT3 and ZnT10, which work to reduce cytosolic zinc...