Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.3.0)
Enables glucose transmembrane transporter activity. Involved in glucose import in response to insulin stimulus. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including amylopectin biosynthetic process; brown fat cell differentiation; and cellular response to tumor necrosis factor. Located in several cellular components, including cytoplasmic vesicle; extracellular exosome; and sarcolemma. Is expressed in several structures, including adipose tissue; adrenal gland; alimentary system; brain; and genitourinary system. Used to study type 2 diabetes mellitus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Orthologous to human SLC2A4 (solute carrier family 2 member 4).