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Mfsd2a (Sodium-dependent lysophosphatidylcholine symporter 1)
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DESCRIPTION
Also known as NLS1_MOUSE, Mfsd2a, Mfsd2, Nls1. Sodium-dependent lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) symporter, which plays an essential role for blood-brain barrier formation and function (PubMed:24828044, PubMed:24828040). Specifically expressed in endothelium of the blood-brain barrier of micro-vessels and transports LPC into the brain. Transport of LPC is essential because it constitutes the major mechanism by which docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid that is essential for normal brain growth and cognitive function, enters the brain. Transports LPC carrying long-chain fatty acids such LPC oleate and LPC palmitate with a minimum acyl chain length of 14 carbons. Does not transport docosahexaenoic acid in unesterified fatty acid (PubMed:24828044). Specifically required for blood-brain barrier formation and function, probably by mediating lipid transport. Not required for central nervous system vascular morphogenesis (PubMed:24828040). Acts as a transporter for tunicamycin, an inhibitor of asparagine-linked glycosylation.
Also known as NLS1_MOUSE, Mfsd2a, Mfsd2, Nls1. Sodium-dependent lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) symporter, which plays an essential role for blood-brain barrier formation and function (PubMed:24828044, PubMed:24828040). Specifically expressed in endothelium of the blood-brain barrier of micro-vessels and transports LPC into the brain. Transport of LP ... More
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Mfsd2a

Sodium-dependent lysophosphatidylcholine symporter 1

Molecular Synopsis