The APOC1 gene is transcribed to yield mRNA and the mRNA is translated to yield protein.
Ligand-activated liver X receptors (LXRα, NR1H3 and LXRβ NR1H2) induce expression of a cluster of apolipoprotein genes APOE, APOC1, APOC2 and APOC4 in both human and mouse macrophages (Mak PA et al. 2002). Induction of APOC2 mRNA was attenuated or abolished in macrophages derived from LXR α/β-/- mice (Mak PA et al. 2002).