ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter genes are involved in the regulation of the amount of dietary cholesterol retained in the body. The ABC transporter ABCG1 (ABC8) is expressed on the cell surface and in intracellular compartments of cholesterol-laden macrophages and is induced in monocyte-derived macrophages during cholesterol influx mediated by acetylated low-density lipoprotein. In contrast, lipid efflux in cholesterol-laden macrophages, mediated by the cholesterol acceptor HDL(3), suppresses the expression of ABCG1.
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Protein Aliases: ABC transporter 8; ATP-binding cassette 8; ATP-binding cassette sub-family G member 1; ATP-binding cassette transporter 8; ATP-binding cassette transporter member 1 of subfamily G; ATP-binding cassette, sub-family G (WHITE), member 1; ATP-binding cassette, subfamily G, member 1; homolog of Drosophila white; MGC34313; White protein homolog; white protein homolog (ATP-binding cassette transporter 8)
Gene Aliases: ABC8; ABCG1; AW413978; White; WHITE1; WHT1