Aliases for ABCA1 Gene
External Ids for ABCA1 Gene
Previous Symbols for ABCA1 Gene
The membrane-associated 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 intracellular membranes. ABC genes are divided into seven distinct subfamilies (ABC1, MDR/TAP, MRP, ALD, OABP, GCN20, White). This protein is a member of the ABC1 subfamily. Members of the ABC1 subfamily comprise the only major ABC subfamily found exclusively in multicellular eukaryotes. With cholesterol as its substrate, this protein functions as a cholesteral efflux pump in the cellular lipid removal pathway. Mutations in this gene have been associated with Tangier's disease and familial high-density lipoprotein deficiency. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ABCA1 Gene
ABCA1 (ATP-Binding Cassette, Sub-Family A (ABC1), Member 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ABCA1 include lewis-sumner syndrome and tangier disease. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include phospholipid binding and cholesterol binding. An important paralog of this gene is ABCA4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ABCA1 Gene
cAMP-dependent and sulfonylurea-sensitive anion transporter. Key gatekeeper influencing intracellular cholesterol transport