Aliases for OSBPL8 Gene
External Ids for OSBPL8 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for OSBPL8 Gene
This gene encodes a member of a family of proteins containing an N-terminal pleckstrin homology domain and a highly conserved C-terminal oxysterol-binding protein-like sterol-binding domain. It binds mutliple lipid-containing molecules, including phosphatidylserine, phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate (PI4P) and oxysterol, and promotes their exchange between the endoplasmic reticulum and the plasma membrane. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2016]
GeneCards Summary for OSBPL8 Gene
OSBPL8 (Oxysterol Binding Protein Like 8) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include cholesterol binding. An important paralog of this gene is OSBPL5.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OSBPL8 Gene
Lipid transporter involved in lipid countertransport between the endoplasmic reticulum and the plasma membrane: specifically exchanges phosphatidylserine with phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate (PI4P), delivering phosphatidylserine to the plasma membrane in exchange for PI4P, which is degraded by the SAC1/SACM1L phosphatase in the endoplasmic reticulum. Binds phosphatidylserine and PI4P in a mutually exclusive manner (PubMed:26206935). Binds oxysterol, 25-hydroxycholesterol and cholesterol (PubMed:17428193, PubMed:17991739, PubMed:21698267).