Rahul Sharma

ABCG8

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Species  Human
Entrez  64241
Human  Mouse
Ensembl  ENSG00000143921
ABCG8
Aliases  ABCG8, GBD4, STSL, ATP binding cassette subfamily G member 8
External IDs  MGI: 1914720 HomoloGene: 23361 GeneCards: ABCG8

ATP-binding cassette sub-family G member 8 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ABCG8 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 ABCG5. Mutations in this gene may contribute to sterol accumulation and atherosclerosis, and have been observed in patients with sitosterolemia.

Interactive pathway map

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References

ABCG8 Wikipedia


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