Aliases for SCARB1 Gene
External Ids for SCARB1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for SCARB1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SCARB1 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a plasma membrane receptor for high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL). The encoded protein mediates cholesterol transfer to and from HDL. In addition, this protein is a receptor for hepatitis C virus glycoprotein E2. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.[provided by RefSeq, Mar 2011]
GeneCards Summary for SCARB1 Gene
SCARB1 (Scavenger Receptor Class B Member 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SCARB1 include High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Level Quantitative Trait Locus 6 and Hepatitis C. Among its related pathways are Aldosterone synthesis and secretion and Fat digestion and absorption. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and phosphatidylserine binding. An important paralog of this gene is SCARB2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SCARB1 Gene
Receptor for different ligands such as phospholipids, cholesterol ester, lipoproteins, phosphatidylserine and apoptotic cells (PubMed:12016218, PubMed:12519372, PubMed:21226579). Receptor for HDL, mediating selective uptake of cholesteryl ether and HDL-dependent cholesterol efflux (PubMed:26965621). Also facilitates the flux of free and esterified cholesterol between the cell surface and apoB-containing lipoproteins and modified lipoproteins, although less efficiently than HDL. May be involved in the phagocytosis of apoptotic cells, via its phosphatidylserine binding activity (PubMed:12016218).
(Microbial infection) Acts as a receptor for hepatitis C virus in hepatocytes and appears to facilitate its cell entry (PubMed:12356718, PubMed:12913001, PubMed:18000990). Binding between SCARB1 and the hepatitis C virus glycoprotein E2 is independent of the genotype of the viral isolate (PubMed:12356718). Mediates uptake of M.fortuitum, E.coli and S.aureus (PubMed:16020694).