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Npc1 (NPC intracellular cholesterol transporter 1)
FEATURES
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FAMILY
DESCRIPTION
Also known as NPC1_MOUSE, Npc1. Intracellular cholesterol transporter which acts in concert with NPC2 and plays an important role in the egress of cholesterol from the endosomal/lysosomal compartment (PubMed:21896731, PubMed:22048958, PubMed:27551080). Unesterified cholesterol that has been released from LDLs in the lumen of the late endosomes/lysosomes is transferred by NPC2 to the cholesterol-binding pocket in the N-terminal domain of NPC1. Cholesterol binds to NPC1 with the hydroxyl group buried in the binding pocket (By similarity). May play a role in vesicular trafficking in glia, a process that may be crucial for maintaining the structural and functional integrity of nerve terminals (Probable). Interacts (via the second lumenal domain) with NPC2 (PubMed:22065762, PubMed:27551080). Interacts with TMEM97. Interacts with TIM1 (By similarity).
Also known as NPC1_MOUSE, Npc1. Intracellular cholesterol transporter which acts in concert with NPC2 and plays an important role in the egress of cholesterol from the endosomal/lysosomal compartment (PubMed:21896731, PubMed:22048958, PubMed:27551080). Unesterified cholesterol that has been released from LDLs in the lumen of the late endosomes/lyso ... More
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Npc1

NPC intracellular cholesterol transporter 1

Molecular Synopsis