STRA6 is a membrane protein involved in the metabolism of retinol. The encoded protein acts as a receptor for retinol/retinol binding protein complexes. This protein removes the retinol from the complex and transports it across the cell membrane. Defects in this gene are a cause of syndromic microphthalmia type 9 (MCOPS9).
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Protein Aliases: FLJ12541; Receptor for retinol uptake STRA6; Retinoic acid-responsive protein; retinol binding protein 4 receptor; Retinol-binding protein receptor STRA6; stimulated by retinoic acid 6 homolog; stimulated by retinoic acid gene 6 homolog; Stimulated by retinoic acid gene 6 protein; Stimulated by retinoic acid gene 6 protein homolog
Gene Aliases: AI891933; MCOPCB8; MCOPS9; PP14296; RGD1307551; STRA6; UNQ3126/PRO10282/PRO19578