Aliases for SORL1 Gene
External Ids for SORL1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for SORL1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SORL1 Gene
This gene encodes a mosaic protein that belongs to at least two families: the vacuolar protein sorting 10 (VPS10) domain-containing receptor family, and the low density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) family. The encoded protein also contains fibronectin type III repeats and an epidermal growth factor repeat. The encoded preproprotein is proteolytically processed to generate the mature receptor, which likely plays roles in endocytosis and sorting. Mutations in this gene may be associated with Alzheimer's disease. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2016]
GeneCards Summary for SORL1 Gene
SORL1 (Sortilin-Related Receptor, L(DLR Class) A Repeats Containing) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SORL1 include alzheimer disease and early-onset, autosomal dominant alzheimer disease. GO annotations related to this gene include transmembrane signaling receptor activity and low-density lipoprotein particle binding. An important paralog of this gene is SORCS3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SORL1 Gene
Likely to be a multifunctional endocytic receptor, that may be implicated in the uptake of lipoproteins and of proteases. Binds LDL, the major cholesterol-carrying lipoprotein of plasma, and transports it into cells by endocytosis. Binds the receptor-associated protein (RAP). Could play a role in cell-cell interaction. Involved in APP trafficking to and from the Golgi apparatus. It probably acts as a sorting receptor that protects APP from trafficking to late endosome and from processing into amyloid beta, thereby reducing the burden of amyloidogenic peptide formation. Involved in the regulation of smooth muscle cells migration, probably through PLAUR binding and decreased internalization.