Rahul Sharma


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Species  Human
Entrez  64240
Human  Mouse
Ensembl  ENSG00000138075
Aliases  ABCG5, STSL, ATP binding cassette subfamily G member 5
External IDs  MGI: 1351659 HomoloGene: 31909 GeneCards: ABCG5

ATP-binding cassette sub-family G member 5 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ABCG5 gene.



The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the superfamily of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters. ABC proteins transport various molecules across extra- and intra-cellular membranes. ABC genes are divided into seven distinct subfamilies (ABC1, MDR/TAP, MRP, ALD, OABP, GCN20, White). This protein is a member of the White subfamily. The protein encoded by this gene functions as a half-transporter to limit intestinal absorption and promote biliary excretion of sterols. It is expressed in a tissue-specific manner in the liver, colon, and intestine. This gene is tandemly arrayed on chromosome 2, in a head-to-head orientation with family member ABCG8. Mutations in this gene may contribute to sterol accumulation and atheroschlerosis, and have been observed in patients with sitosterolemia.

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ABCG5 Wikipedia

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