Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Enables dehydroascorbic acid transmembrane transporter activity; glucose binding activity; and hexose transmembrane transporter activity. Involved in dehydroascorbic acid transport and fructose transmembrane transport. Acts upstream of or within glucose transmembrane transport; insulin receptor signaling pathway; and response to hypoxia. Is integral component of plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including adipose tissue; gut; liver; placenta; and spleen. Orthologous to human SLC2A8 (solute carrier family 2 member 8).