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; Retinol-binding protein receptor STRA6; stimulated by retinoic acid gene 6 homolog; Stimulated by retinoic acid gene 6 protein homolog
Gene Aliases: RGD1307551; Stra6
UniProt ID: (Rat) Q4QR83
Entrez Gene ID: (Rat) 363071