General Information and Variability Data of DT
Gene Name SLC16A1
Protein Name Monocarboxylate transporter 1
Synonyms HHF7; MCT; MCT 1; MCT1; MCT1D; SLC16A1; Solute carrier family 16 member 1
Gene ID
UniProt ID
DT Family Major Facilitator Superfamily (MFS)
Monocarboxylate Transporter (MCT) Family
Tissue Specificity Detected in heart and in blood lymphocytes andmonocytes (at protein level). Widely expressed.
Function This proton-coupled transporter can mediates the rapid transport across the plasma membrane of many monocarboxylates such as lactate, pyruvate, branched-chain oxo acids derived from leucine, valine and isoleucine, and the ketone bodies acetoacetate, beta-hydroxybutyrate and acetate. Depending on the tissue and on cicumstances, mediates the import or export of lactic acid and ketone bodies. Required for normal nutrient assimilation, increase of white adipose tissue and body weight gain when on a high-fat diet. Plays a role in cellular responses to a high-fat diet by modulating the cellular levels of lactate and pyruvate, small molecules that contribute to the regulation of central metabolic pathways and insulin secretion, with concomitant effects on plasma insulin levels and blood glucose homeostasis.
Disease(s) Cerebrovascular disorder [ICD-11: 8B2Z]
Genetic Polymorphisms & Epigenetic Regulations of DT
Species-, Tissue- and Disease-specific Protein Abundances of DT
Exogenous Factor Altering DT Activity
Approved Drug(s) Transported by This DT Atorvastatin Drug Info Hyperlipidaemia [ICD-11: 5C8Z] Approved [1]
Doxorubicin Drug Info Leukemia [ICD-11: 2A60-2B33] Approved [2]
Gabapentin enacarbil Drug Info Postherpetic neuralgia [ICD-11: 1E91.5] Approved [3]
Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid Drug Info Cerebrovascular disorder [ICD-11: 8B2Z] Approved [4]
Milchsaure Drug Info Metabolic acidosis [ICD-11: 5C73] Approved [5]
Pyruvic acid Drug Info Nutritional deficiency [ICD-11: 5B7Z] Approved [6]
Salicylic acid Drug Info Dermatitis [ICD-11: EA80-EA8Z] Approved [1]
Clinical Trial Drug(s) Transported by This DT Biotin Drug Info Biotin ingestion [ICD-11: 5B5G] Phase 4 [7]
Butyrate Drug Info Schizophrenia [ICD-11: 6A20] Phase 2/3 [3]
Withdrawn, Discontinued or Preclinical Drug(s) Transported by This DT Glycolic acid Drug Info Melasma [ICD-11: ED60.1] Preclinical [8]
Endogenous Substrate(s) Monocarboxylates
Drug-DT Affinity Assessed by Cell Line
Drug(s) with Drug-DT Affinity Data Milchsaure Drug Info Xenopus laevis oocytes-MCT1 Km = 4 microM [5]
Pyroglutamic acid Drug Info Oocytes-MCT1 Km = 4 microM [9]
1 H+-coupled nutrient, micronutrient and drug transporters in the mammalian small intestine. Exp Physiol. 2007 Jul;92(4):603-19.
2 Circadian rhythms in gene expression: Relationship to physiology, disease, drug disposition and drug action. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2010 Jul 31;62(9-10):904-17.
3 Overview of the proton-coupled MCT (SLC16A) family of transporters: characterization, function and role in the transport of the drug of abuse gamma-hydroxybutyric acid. AAPS J. 2008 Jun;10(2):311-21.
4 Flavonoids modulate monocarboxylate transporter-1-mediated transport of gamma-hydroxybutyrate in vitro and in vivo. Drug Metab Dispos. 2007 Feb;35(2):201-8.
5 Distribution of monocarboxylate transporters MCT1-MCT8 in rat tissues and human skeletal muscle. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2006 Feb;31(1):31-9.
6 AR-C155858 is a potent inhibitor of monocarboxylate transporters MCT1 and MCT2 that binds to an intracellular site involving transmembrane helices 7-10. Biochem J. 2010 Jan 15;425(3):523-30.
7 Biotin. Biofactors. 2009 Jan-Feb;35(1):36-46.
8 Cidofovir peptide conjugates as prodrugs. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2005, 690(10):2673-2678.
9 Interaction of atorvastatin with the human glial transporter SLC16A1. Eur J Pharmacol. 2016 Oct 5;788:248-254.

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