Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.4.0)
Enables dehydroascorbic acid transmembrane transporter activity; glucose binding activity; and hexose transmembrane transporter activity. Involved in dehydroascorbic acid transport; fructose transmembrane transport; and glucose transmembrane transport. Acts upstream of or within insulin receptor signaling pathway and response to hypoxia. Located in 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).