Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine

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Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine

2011, vol. 20, nr 1, January-February, p. 87–91

Publication type: review article

Language: English

Membrane Zinc Transporters Znt-1 and Znt-5 in Circulatory System Pathophysiology

Transportery błonowe cynku ZnT-1 i ZnT-5 w patofizjologii układu krążenia

Małgorzata Sobieszczańska1,, Sławomir Tubek2,, Monika Daszkiewicz3,

1 Department of Pathophysiology, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland

2 Department of Internal Diseases, Provincial Hospital in Opole, Poland

3 Military Hospital in Żary, Poland


The paper presents current information concerning the significance of membrane zinc transporters in circulatory system pathophysiology. The presence of ZnT-1, ZnT-3, ZnT-5 and ZnT-7 carriers in the heart has been reported. Two of these – ZnT-1 and ZnT-5 – reveal a relationship with some cardiac conditions. ZnT-1 occurs in the cellular membrane, and ZnT-5 in the membrane of cell organelles, including the Golgi apparatus. Elucidating the role of ZNT-1 and other proteins in intracellular zinc contents could have useful implications for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.


W pracy przedstawiono aktualne dane dotyczące roli błonowych transporterów cynku w patofizjologii układu krążenia. W sercu stwierdza się obecność nośników ZnT–1, ZnT–3, ZnT–5 i ZnT–7. Dwa z nich: ZnT–1 i ZnT–5, wykazują związek z patologiami układu krążenia. ZnT–1 występuje w błonie komórkowej, a ZnT–5 w błonach organelli komórkowych, w tym aparatu Golgiego. Wyjaśnienie roli ZnT–1 i innych białek wpływających na wewnątrzkomórkowe stężenie cynku może mieć istotne znaczenie praktyczne w leczeniu chorób układu sercowo-naczyniowego.

Key words

membrane zinc transporters, ZnT–1, ZnT–5, circulatory system diseases

Słowa kluczowe

transportery błonowe cynku, ZnT-1, ZnT-5, choroby układu krążenia

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