Aliases for SCARF1 Gene
External Ids for SCARF1 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a scavenger receptor that is expressed in endothelial cells. It regulates the uptake of chemically modified low density lipoproteins, including acetylated low density lipoprotein (Ac-LDL), and it may be involved in atherogenesis. This gene is regulated by the transcription factors ZNF444/EZF-2 and SP1. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2013]
GeneCards Summary for SCARF1 Gene
SCARF1 (Scavenger Receptor Class F, Member 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Binding and Uptake of Ligands by Scavenger Receptors and Binding and Uptake of Ligands by Scavenger Receptors. GO annotations related to this gene include transmembrane signaling receptor activity and low-density lipoprotein particle binding. An important paralog of this gene is MEGF11.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SCARF1 Gene
Mediates the binding and degradation of acetylated low density lipoprotein (Ac-LDL). Mediates heterophilic interactions, suggesting a function as adhesion protein. Plays a role in the regulation of neurite-like outgrowth (By similarity).