Aliases for ABCA8 Gene
External Ids for ABCA8 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. The encoded protein may regulate lipid metabolism and be involved in the formation and maintenance of myelin. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2014]
GeneCards Summary for ABCA8 Gene
ABCA8 (ATP-Binding Cassette, Sub-Family A (ABC1), Member 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and ABC-family proteins mediated transport. GO annotations related to this gene include ATPase activity, coupled to transmembrane movement of substances. An important paralog of this gene is ABCA4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ABCA8 Gene
ATP-dependent lipophilic drug transporter.