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Definition of Gene, transporter

Gene, transporter: A gene that allows drugs to enter cells or, in some cases, acts to keep them out. Transporter genes may account for discrepancies in the way drugs such as antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and chemotherapy agents work in different people. Also known as a drug-transporter gene.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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