Immunohistochemistry: ABCA4 Antibody (3F4) [NBP1-30032] - staining of adult mouse retina showing specific immunolabeling of the ABCA4 protein. Photo courtesy of Mary Raven, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.
Hu, Mu, Bv, XpSpecies Glossary
WB, IHC, IHC-Fr
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ATP-binding cassette, sub-family A (ABC1), member 4
ATP-binding transporter, retina-specific
photoreceptor rim protein
retinal-specific ATP-binding cassette transporter
retina-specific ABC transporter
RIM ABC transporter
Stargardt disease protein
The membrane-associated protein encoded by this gene is a member of the superfamily of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters. ABC proteins transport various molecules across extra- and intracellular membranes. ABC genes are divided into seven distinct subfamilies (ABC1, MDR/TAP, MRP, ALD, OABP, GCN20, White). This protein is a member of the ABC1 subfamily. Members of the ABC1 subfamily comprise the only major ABC subfamily found exclusively in multicellular eukaryotes. This protein is a retina-specific ABC transporter with N-retinylidene-PE as a substrate. It is expressed exclusively in retina photoreceptor cells, indicating the gene product mediates transport of an essental molecule across the photoreceptor cell membrane. Mutations in this gene are found in patients diagnosed with Stargardt disease, a form of juvenile-onset macular degeneration. Mutations in this gene are also associated with retinitis pigmentosa-19, cone-rod dystrophy type 3, early-onset severe retinal dystrophy, fundus flavimaculatus, and macular degeneration age-related 2.
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