ABCG5 Products


The protein encoded by the ABCG5 gene is a member of the superfamily of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters. ABCproteins transport various molecules across extra- and intra-cellular membranes. ABC genes are divided into sevendistinct subfamilies (ABC1, MDR/TAP, MRP, ALD, OABP, GCN20, White). This protein is a member of the White subfamily.The protein encoded by this gene functions as a half-transporter to limit intestinal absorption and promote biliaryexcretion of sterols. It is expressed in a tissue-specific manner in the liver, colon, and intestine. This gene istandemly arrayed on chromosome 2, in a head-to-head orientation with family member ABCG8. Mutations in this gene maycontribute to sterol accumulation and atheroschlerosis, and have been observed in patients with sitosterolemia.(provided by RefSeq)


Entrez Human
Uniprot Human
Product By Gene ID 64240
Alternate Names
  • Sterolin-1
  • ATP-binding cassette sub-family G member 5
  • sterolin-1
  • sterolin 1
  • STSL
  • ATP-binding cassette, subfamily G, member 5
  • ATP-binding cassette, sub-family G (WHITE), member 5

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