The human (h) transporter hZIP4 is the primary Zn2+ importer in the intestine. hZIP4 is also expressed in a variety of organs such as the pancreas and brain. Dysfunction of hZIP4 can result in the Zn2+ deficiency disease acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE). AE can disrupt digestive and immune system homeostasis. A limited number of hZIP4 expression strategies have hindered increasing knowledge about this essential transmembrane protein. Here, we report the heterologous expression of hZIP4 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Both a wild-type and a mutant S. cerevisiae strain, in which the endogenous Zn2+ transporters were deleted, were used to test the expression and localization of an hZIP4–GFP fusion protein. A full-length hZIP4–GFP and a truncated membrane-domain-only (mhZIP4–GFP) protein were observed to be present in the plasma membrane in yeast.