General Information and Variability Data of DT
Gene Name SLCO2A1
Protein Name Organic anion transporting polypeptide 2A1
Synonyms MATR1; OATP2A1; PGT; PHOAR2; Prostaglandin transporter; SLC21A2; SLCO2A1; Solute carrier family 21 member 2; Solute carrier organic anion transporter family member 2A1
Gene ID
UniProt ID
DT Family Organo Anion Transporter (OAT) Family ;
Tissue Specificity Ubiquitous. Significant expression observed inling, kidney, spleen, and heart.
Function This transporter may mediate the release of newly synthesized prostaglandins from cells, the transepithelial transport of prostaglandins, and the clearance of prostaglandins from the circulation. Transports PGD2, as well as PGE1, PGE2 and PGF2A.
Disease(s) Medical abortion [ICD-11: JA00.1]
Open angle glaucoma [ICD-11: 9C61]
Pulmonary arterial hypertension [ICD-11: BB01.0]
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 Alprostadil Drug Info Erectile dysfunction [ICD-11: HA01] Approved [1]
Dinoprostone Drug Info Medical abortion [ICD-11: JA00.1] Approved [2]
Iloprost Drug Info Pulmonary arterial hypertension [ICD-11: BB01.0] Approved [1]
Latanoprost Drug Info Open angle glaucoma [ICD-11: 9C61] Approved [3]
Withdrawn, Discontinued or Preclinical Drug(s) Transported by This DT Prostaglandin f2Alpha Drug Info Solid tumours [ICD-11: 2D4Z] Preclinical [1]
Endogenous Substrate(s) Organoanions
Endogenous Metabolites (EMs) Handled by This DT Prostaglandin E2 EM Info Identified using thiazide-induced hyponatremia patients SLCO2A1 396 Ala/Thr/Glu variants [4]
Tetranor-prostaglandin EM EM Info Identified using thiazide-induced hyponatremia patients SLCO2A1 396 Ala/Thr/Glu variants [4]
1 Cloning, in vitro expression, and tissue distribution of a human prostaglandin transporter cDNA(hPGT). J Clin Invest. 1996 Sep 1;98(5):1142-9.
2 Molecular identification and characterization of novel members of the human organic anion transporter (OATP) family. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2000 Jun 24;273(1):251-60.
3 The prostaglandin transporter OATP2A1 is expressed in human ocular tissues and transports the antiglaucoma prostanoid latanoprost. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 May;51(5):2504-11.
4 Phenotypic and pharmacogenetic evaluation of patients with thiazide-induced hyponatremia. J Clin Invest. 2017 Sep 1;127(9):3367-3374.

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