Defective ABCG8 (in ABCG5:ABCG8) does not transport sterols from cytosol to extracellular region

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Reaction [transition]
Homo sapiens
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ATP-binding cassette sub-family G member 8 (ABCG8 aka sterolin-2), is a "half transporter", that forms a complex with another half transporter ABCG5 in the endoplasmic reticulum. This complex translocates to the plasma membrane to mediate the ATP-dependent intestinal absorption and facilitation of biliary secretion of cholesterol and phytosterols (eg sitosterol). Defects in either of these half transporters result in loss of enterocyte discrimination between cholesterol and sitosterol causing sterol accumulation and predisposition for atherosclerosis. Defects in ABCG8 are the cause of gallbladder disease 4 (GBD4; MIM:611465) and sitosterolemia (MIM:210250). A mutation causing GBD4 is D19H (Buch et al. 2007). Mutations causing sitosterolemia include W361*, G574R, Y658*, R263Q and P231T (Berge et al. 2000).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
17632509 A genome-wide association scan identifies the hepatic cholesterol transporter ABCG8 as a susceptibility factor for human gallstone disease

Buch, S, Schafmayer, C, Völzke, H, Becker, C, Franke, A, von Eller-Eberstein, H, Kluck, C, Bässmann, I, Brosch, M, Lammert, F, Miquel, JF, Nervi, F, Wittig, M, Rosskopf, D, Timm, B, Höll, C, Seeger, M, ElSharawy, A, Lu, T, Egberts, J, Fändrich, F, Fölsch, UR, Krawczak, M, Schreiber, S, Nürnberg, P, Tepel, J, Hampe, J

Nat. Genet. 2007
11099417 Accumulation of dietary cholesterol in sitosterolemia caused by mutations in adjacent ABC transporters

Berge, KE, Tian, H, Graf, GA, Yu, L, Grishin, NV, Schultz, J, Kwiterovich, P, Shan, B, Barnes, R, Hobbs, HH

Science 2000
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Catalyst Activity
Catalyst Activity
sterol transporter activity of mutant ABCG8:ABCG5 [plasma membrane]
Physical Entity
Normal reaction
Name Identifier Synonyms
atherosclerosis 1936
lipid metabolism disorder 3146 dyslipidemia, fatty acid metabolism disorder
cholelithiasis 10211