Journal article

ATP-binding cassette transporter A7 regulates processing of amyloid precursor protein in vitro

Sharon L Chan, Woojin Scott Kim, John B Kwok, Andrew F Hill, Roberto Cappai, Kerry-Anne Rye, Brett Garner

Journal of Neurochemistry | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

ATP-binding cassette transporter A7 (ABCA7) is expressed in the brain and, like its closest homolog ABCA1, belongs to the ABCA subfamily of full-length ABC transporters. ABCA1 promotes cellular cholesterol efflux to lipid-free apolipoprotein acceptors and also inhibits the production of neurotoxic beta-amyloid (Abeta) peptides in vitro. The potential functions of ABCA7 in the brain are unknown. This study investigated the ability of ABCA7 to regulate cholesterol efflux to extracellular apolipoprotein acceptors and to modulate Abeta production. The transient expression of ABCA7 in human embryonic kidney cells significantly stimulated cholesterol efflux (fourfold) to apolipoprotein E (apoE) di..

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